Archive for March, 2014

This Ultimate Map Shows Where People Are Moving Inside The United States
Andy Kiersz

Americans are an extremely mobile people and move from one part of the country to another often.

Since the Census released its most recent estimates of population change in the U.S., we’ve looked at international migration and the balance of births and deaths. The other big piece of the population-change puzzle is net domestic migration — the number of people who moved to each county from another county, minus the number of people who left the county for another.

This map shows the net domestic migration for each county in the U.S. for the year between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2013, adjusted by the original 2012 population. Counties with positive net domestic migration (more people moving in than moving out) are in blue and counties with negative net migration are in red:

domestic migration county census map 2013


Domestic migration county census map 2013
Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from U.S. Census

The most startling aspect is the mass of dark blue in western North Dakota and eastern Montana. It coincides with the Bakken Formation, ground zero of the recent shale oil boom.

The map also shows the trend of people leaving areas in the Northeast and Midwest — and of people moving to the Southeast.

An important caveat here is that this map just shows aggregates — it does not give an indication of where people are coming from in the counties with positive net migration, or of where people are going to in the counties with negative net migration.

Patterns of domestic migration vary highly from place to place and among different demographic groups in ways much more complicated than can be seen by just looking at aggregate net migration.

For example, New York County — that is, Manhattan — had a net domestic outflow of about 16,000 people, from a starting population of about 1.6 million. This is all we know from this data set; this map tells us nothing about where those people went. They may have moved to Brooklyn or to Chicago or to Florida.

That said, net domestic migration is still one of the major components of how populations change over time, and so is worth considering.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/census-domestic-migration-map-2014-3#ixzz2xMtcPhie

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Single Female

This has to be one of the best singles ads ever printed. It is reported to have been listed in the Atlanta Journal.  Even if it wasn’t, very cute and enjoyable.

Love the response this ad got!!

SINGLE  FEMALE seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I’m a very good girl who LOVES to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping and fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. I’ll be at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature gave me…. Call (404) 875-6420 and ask for Annie, I’ll be waiting…..


Over 150 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society.

If you don’t pass this along, Something is wrong with you!

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San Francisco, February, 2014
Identifying Early Warning Signs & Maximizing Value of Distressed Portfolio Companies – Presentation at Stanford University by Mr. Steven Gerbsman
In, October, 2013, I video taped a presentation on “Corporate Governance”, “Early Warning Signs” and “Maximizing Value” for under-performing/distressed venture backed Intellectual Property companies at Stanford University. This video will be for used in the Stanford Engineering School via STVP (Stanford Technology Ventures Program) and SCPD (Stanford Center for Professional Devlopment).

Please visit the attached link to view the program.  Click here


I also was the moderator for a panel on the same subject that consisted of Marc Cadieux, Chief Credit Officer of Silicon Valley Bank, Peter Gilhuly, Esq., Partner at Latham & Watkins, Michael Lyons, Venture Investor and Michael Scissions, Entrepreneur/CEO and former head of Facebook Canada.


Please click here for video

Please review and hopefully the information will assist in “Identifying the Early Warning Signs” and provide “food for thought”.

About Gerbsman Partners

Gerbsman Partners focuses on maximizing enterprise value for stakeholders and shareholders in under-performing, under-capitalized and under-valued companies and their Intellectual Property. Since 2001, Gerbsman Partners has been involved in maximizing value for 82 technology, medical device, life science, digital marketing/social commerce and solar companies and their Intellectual Property and has restructured/terminated over $810 million of real estate executory contracts and equipment lease/sub-debt obligations. Since inception, Gerbsman Partners has been involved in over $ 2.3 billion of financings, restructurings and M&A transactions.

Gerbsman Partners has offices and strategic alliances in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Orange County, VA/DC, Europe and Israel.

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Miss Lola – What can you say.  She was the sweetest, most lovable and gentle dog.  She brought smiles and happiness to our son, daughter-in-law and grandson.

All our family will remember her with much love and she will be with us in our hearts and minds forever.

Rest in Peace our dear friend and know that you are Family.

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Catch up with Lauren A. Rothman in FORTUNE Magazine this month as she discusses the latest trend for men in the workplace!
#isthetiedead #menswear #whattoweartowork


Check out Lauren in FORTUNE magazine!

The Tie Is So Old School
By Andy Serwer, managing editor @FortuneMagazine

The business you are in is even more telling. Lauren A. Rothman, who runs Styleauteur, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., that advises executives at Fortune 500 companies on dressing for success, and who wrote Style Bible: What to Wear to Work, explains: “In creative fields like media, advertising, or marketing, ties are dead. No one wears them except as a fashion accessory. Likewise at startups and tech companies, where you would really look overdressed — like maybe you had a job interview somewhere else — if you showed up wearing a tie.”

Spot on, Lauren. I had that very experience not long ago. I was interviewing a job candidate who came into my office with a bag in which he had a change of casual clothes he was going to slip back into afterward, so as not to tip off his current employer. Amazing.

Read the full article here.

Lauren A. Rothman is a seasoned pro in the style & fashion industry. Rothman is the author of “Style Bible: What to Wear to Work.” She has been featured on CNN en Español, Entertainment Tonight, E! News, The Insider, Reuters, AP News, and ABC News. Her tips have appeared in Vanity Fair, People StyleWatch, Glamour, Real Simple, Cosmo Latina, Oprah.com, Fortune, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and The New York Post.

To schedule an interview or seminar with Style Expert & Author
Lauren A. Rothman please contact:
Phone: +1.202.631.8878
Email: lauren@styleauteur.com

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San Francisco,  March, 2014
Successful “Date Certain M&A” of GluMetrics, Inc., its Assets and Intellectual Property
Steven R. Gerbsman, Principal of Gerbsman Partners, Kenneth Hardesty and James Skelton, members of Gerbsman Partners Board of Intellectual Capital, announced today their success in maximizing stakeholder value for a venture capital backed, glucose monitoring medical device company.

Gerbsman Partners provided Crisis Management and Investment Banking leadership, facilitated the sale of the business unit’s assets and its associated Intellectual Property. Due to market conditions, the board of directors made the strategic decision to maximize the value of the business unit and Intellectual Property. Gerbsman Partners provided leadership to the company with:

1.  Crisis Management and medical device domain expertise in developing the strategic action plans for maximizing value of the business unit, Intellectual Property and assets;
2. Proven domain expertise in maximizing the value of the business unit and Intellectual Property through a Gerbsman Partners targeted and proprietary “Date Certain M&A Process”;
3. The ability to “Manage the Process” among potential Acquirers, Lawyers, Creditors Management, Advisors and the Receiver;
4. Communicate with the Board of Directors, senior management, senior lender, creditors, vendors and all stakeholders in interest.
About Gerbsman Partners

Gerbsman Partners focuses on maximizing enterprise value for stakeholders and shareholders in under-performing, under-capitalized and under-valued companies and their Intellectual Property. Since 2001, Gerbsman Partners has been involved in maximizing value for 82 Technology, Life Science, Medical Device, Solar and Digital Marketing companies and their Intellectual Property and has restructured/terminated over $810 million of real estate executory contracts and equipment lease/sub-debt obligations. Since inception in 1980, Gerbsman Partners has been involved in over $2.3 billion of financings, restructurings and M&A transactions.

Gerbsman Partners has offices and strategic alliances in San Francisco, Boston, New York, Washington, DC, McLean, VA, Europe and Israel.


Phone: +1.415.456.0628, Cell: +1 415 505 4991
Email: steve@gerbsmanpartners.com
Web: www.gerbsmanpartners.com
BLOG of Intellectual Capital: blog.gerbsmanpartners.com

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Power Players

Dress to impress: The secrets of a stylish power dresser – Lauren Rothman, Styleauteur

Click Here to see video on ABC News and Yahoo News
Power Player

Whether you’re an intern looking to land a first job or at the top of the executive ladder, the principles of power dressing are useful guideposts for workplace fashion.

In this episode of “Power Players,” Lauren Rothman, author of the “Style Bible: What to Wear to Work,” takes us to Bloomingdale’s for some styling advice.

“That woman who’s going to the office, whether she’s running for office or she’s in the board room, the suit has really evolved, it’s not just about the traditional suit,” said Rothman, who said that women now wear more “creams and whites” rather than black and other loud colors.

“You’re seeing a little bit of what you see on the red carpet, which is the perforated, you’re seeing a little bit of the cutout, you’re now seeing it in the boardroom as well,” Rothman said.

Washington, D.C., has a buttoned up reputation and Rothman believes we will “always” see that in the nation’s capital, but noted that she thinks it’s most important to look “modern, but accessible.”

“The nature of this city is power and it is certainly the currency on how D.C. works,” Rothman said, adding it’s not just about dressing conservatively.

“Back in the day, you used to stop traffic with color, you would see politicians always sort of looking cheesy,” Rothman said. “They weren’t really well-dressed, they were in something boxy,” but now she says power players can look both “modern and fashion forward.”

Some of those styles are leather, the peplum, longer jackets, and making sure outfits work from day to night, which can be as simple as taking off a blazer, adding some accessories, and heading to an evening event.

“It’s really about taking the trends that we’re seeing off the runway and in the magazines and how do you bring them to the office,” Rothman said. “This season we have some really great trends … whether it’s taking the leather that can really go day to night … whether you’re going traditional or having a little bit more of a unique flair, it’s great for the office.”

And these tips and trends really can translate outside of the Beltway or what Rothman calls “from the runway to the real way.”

“This is all about dressing up for work, remembering that this is a place that’s important, whether you’re a power player by D.C. standards or really just going to a regular 9 to 5 job. You want to dress to impress,” Rothman said. “A lot of what you’re seeing at the office now and sort of that trend of power dressing is that it’s become softer. It’s become a little bit more fun. It’s less boxy, it’s less oversized.”

And we can’t forget the men. Rothman says it’s not just about the suit, watch, and leather shoes, but men are also showing their style and a “subtle power” through their socks. A style we know former President George H.W. Bush enjoys, but Rothman says came out of Silicon Valley.

“This is something where the hoodies and the jeans are accompanied by some pretty powerful socks,” Rothman said. “The louder the print, the louder the color, the more money in the wallet … men are really into their accessories, and that’s really a top power trend that we’re seeing now. So men are competing against each other, it’s not just a suit against a suit, but it’s a suit against the suit with the cufflinks and the pocket square … and the tie clip and the watch and the socks.”

For more tips on power dressing, and to see some of the hottest clothing trends for work, check out this episode of “Power Players.”

ABC News’ Betsy Klein, Tom Thornton, Hank Disselkamp, and Gary Rosenberg contributed to this episode.

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