Skout: Heroes of Social Media

 

Recently PN Newswire released an insightful article that delved into how one worldwide app, known as skout is celebrating National Superhero Day in an enigmatic, inspirational way. Skout functions as a social network with an emphasis on community, and will be celebrating the larger than life holiday on April twenty-eighth by emboldening it’s users. In short, ‘skouter’s have the choice of gifting one another virtual, superhero-related presents through the app, which will used for a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The donations won’t cease until a wish has been fully financed. For one, they issued a survey asking people what they thought defined a superhero, if they, themselves – wanted to be a superhero, as well a general definition for what makes a superhero. The results were interesting and indicative of the American spirit.

 

It turns out that three out of four people describe superheroes as people who provide help to human beings in need, while over three-quarters of people polled stated that they, themselves had hopes of becoming a superhero. From looking at those results, it becomes plain to see that everyone, by the majority’s standard can be a superhero, the only qualifier being, that you reach out, help someone who could use a hand, and contribute to the betterment of society. Basically, if you’re a Skouter and you choose to send a virtual present to a friend, using a superhero theme, you will be helping people who can use it, and thus are a superhero, yourself, for making a difference. This is of course, according to nearly everyone. Christian Wiklund, the co-founder and CEO of Skout appears thrilled to be giving consumers this opportunity, and spreading an overall message through their social network that encourages charity and revels in the joy brought to one by simply helping others.

 

On another, nonetheless related note, Skout’s survey revealed that America’s favorite superhero is subjective and while men prefer Superman, women are voting for Batman. Also, Batman and Robin are people’s favorite superhero teams, people mostly hope for the superpower of immortality, having a mask is needed if you’re a superhero, and the Batmobile is the most stylish superhero automobile. At the end of the day Skout is a company who deserves recognition for truly using the powers of social media for good. For more information, read the feature at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/skout-celebrates-real-life-superheroes-on-national-superhero-day-april-28-300258178.html for more info on Skout and their real-life heroics

Keith Mann Offers Scholarship Opportunities To Brooklyn Students

Recently, Keith Mann collaborated with Uncommon Schools to offer scholarships for professional achievement. Uncommon Schools is a New York City-based nonprofit charter management organization. The partnership is aimed at offering a scholarship opportunity to a graduating senior every year in one of Uncommon School’s Brooklyn high school.

Joe Frick who is a college counselor at Uncommon Charter High School expressed his gratitude to Keith and Keely Mann. The scholarship will allow the successful student to attend college for a period of four years. Aspiring applicants for the scholarship are required to write a 1000 word essay on how a college degree would be of help in aiding them achieve their professional goals.

The Uncommon School’s main objective is to prepare low-income students to study, graduate and succeed in their respective professional careers. Mann, who is a known advocate for education, is prepared to support the Uncommon Schools goal through the scholarship. The scholarship is open to graduating seniors who attend Uncommon Charter High School, which is in Brooklyn, New York.

The application would be open from February 29th 2016 and the winner would be announced at the end of March 2016. The winner would receive a scholarship amount of $5000 for college tuition. Aside from offering the scholarship, Mann is also dedicated to locating strong leaders and matching them with companies that will enhance their skills. This information was originally reported on Business wire as highlighted in the link below.

Keith Mann is a guru in the executive search industry. He has been in the industry for more than 15 years. Keith is also proficient in hiring strategy, staffing and hedge fund compensation. In 2002, after noticing that the hedge fund sector was rapidly growing, Mann launched the Alternative Investment Practice in Dynamics Executive Search. Later, in 2006, he expanded the practice into the private equity industry.

In 2009, Keith formed the Dynamics Search Partners as an executive search firm focusing on alternative investment firms. Keith is the current CEO of Dynamic search Partners. Over the years, he has invested heavily in the day-to-day running of the firm. Keith is married to Keely Mann and they are based in New York City. He is well known for his philanthropic activities and his support for education initiatives.