We really don’t know enough about the players we spend so much time watching, reading about, and thinking about. The media has come up short in answering two categorical questions: how do players train and how do they socialize? We know they work hard and can see the results on the field, but we don’t know how they got there. We know they’re wealthy, but we never see them enjoying the fruits of their labor or interacting with society. What are they really like? Why does it require a visit to training camp or a lucky run-in out on the town to unveil these lives of athletes? [Read more…] about SFM Review: STACK Magazine
Five years ago, when Nick Palazzo and Chad Zimmerman were high school football teammates in suburban Cleveland, they had a hard time tracking down advice for improving their performance. When they went to college — Mr. Palazzo to Harvard and Mr. Zimmerman to Carnegie Mellon — they heard the same complaint from their teammates. Thus was born an idea: start a magazine providing high school athletes with training tips and other pointers for revving up their skills.
By the time Mr. Zimmerman graduated in 2004 (one year after Mr. Palazzo finished his schooling), they had written a business plan. Within six months, they raised well over $1 million, most of it from a local private equity firm. [Read more…] about Stack Magazine Gets Started
CapitalWorks, Keane (Amex: KEA) and Parker Hannifin (NYSE: PH) today announced the formation of a new company, iPower Logistics LLC, which has acquired the iPower Distribution Group Inc. from Parker Hannifin Corporation. Parker retains a 20-percent equity stake in the new company.
The supply network, which currently serves 165 large industrial customers and 175 distributors, has been operated by iPower Distribution Group Inc., as a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Hannifin, and was originally launched as a service to Parker’s distributors and other complementary industrial distributors. [Read more…] about CapitalWorks, Keane & Parker form iPower Logistics