Susan McGalla As a High Performing Business Woman In The Corporate World

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UPDATE: April 5th, 2017Susan McGalla and the Steelers family are excited about the recent prospects: 20 in 20 days to be exact! Catch up on the latest by going to Yahoo Sports. Link at bottom of the page.

UPDATE: February 27th, 2017: Susan McGalla is proud to announce the newly name vice presidents to the Steelers family! Read more here:

UPDATE: As of August 25, 2016 McGalla has a new position as Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club. See press coverage of McGalla’s work for the Steelers here:

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Many women have made it on top of their careers in various fields one can think of. However, a good number of them are still in the dark on the practical measures they can take to be successful. Today, unequal pay, inequality and lack of women in the boardroom have been a talk of the past even though there are still tiny talks about such drawbacks. Various steps have been taken by either the government or non-governmental organizations to curb such challenges. Despite this, some powerful women have proved that they are very efficient leaders, and they are fit to take up any challenge. Women are well-known to have a superb blend of personality that helps them undertake various roles. Such women are taking a stance in the corporate world as well as lead roles in companies or establishing and managing their own ventures.

The business world, for instance, has had very powerful women and others are still on the rise. The business sector was once known to be a no-go zone for women since men had populated it, but today, this has taken a significant turn and business women like Susan McGalla are making themselves known. Such women are also excellent role models and are willing to help other women get to the top of their careers. They exude innate skills that are essential factors in the management positions they hold. They are good at networking, a vital element in the corporate world and are easy to earn trust.

Susan McGalla ( is one of the successful business women who know what it takes to get up the ladder and maintain the position. For McGalla hard work, versatility, passion and confidence are inevitable traits to earning pleasing results in life. She understands that nothing comes on a silver platter, and it is up to the individual to identify their potential and powerful traits to take them from ordinary to extraordinary. She had it in mind that she was endowed with greatness, and it was only her who could unlock the chest that carried the priceless commodity.

Susan McGalla is the founder of P3 Executive Consulting, LLC based in Pittsburgh as well as the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for The Pittsburgh Steelers. She has extensive expertise in the retail and clothing sectors that have attracted notable personalities in the finance sector who need insight in matters dealing with marketing, talent management, product merchandising, branding and others. McGalla started working at Joseph Horne Company from 1986 to 1994 and later joined American Eagle Outfitters. She stood to her principles on work ethics, and her hard work earned her the Presidency and Chief Merchandising Officer of the whole company. Prior to this, she was promoted to being the president and CMO for the company’s flagship American Eagle brand. She then left the company on her own terms to become a private consultant for the financial investment and retail industries but Wet Seal pleaded to have her as its CEO. She became the company’s CEO in January 2011 and later left to become a consulting expert.



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Balancing work and family life: in the footsteps of Susan McGalla

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Susan P. McGalla (May 31, 1964) is a renowned Businesswoman and executive consultant from East Liverpool, Ohio who has reached the apex of professional success while maintaining a perfect balance between her work and family life. She is mostly known as the former president of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. and former chief executive officer of Wet Seal Inc, and director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. She is an Alma Mater from Mount Union College and currently serving as the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Susan McGalla is also the founder of P3 Executive Consulting.

This is truly an amazing achievement for a businesswoman like Susan who is equally successful in her personal life as well. She is happily married with Stephen McGalla and manages time for both her professional and personal life at the same without any compromise. In her recent article on titled “Balancing Work and Family Life: 11 Great Tips from Susan McGalla,” she has shared her secrets on how she managed to do so.

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Balancing Work and Family Life: 11 Great Tips From Susan McGalla

According to Susan, the very first thing that people should do in balancing their professional and personal life is to utilize their downtime with fun and relaxing activities that will freshen up the mind and soul. So, everyone should prioritize utilizing their downtime as a priority rather than sitting idle. Secondly, Susan McGalla suggests that we should let go our draining activities that have no point or accomplishes nothing. By saying goodbye to those useless activities, we will get more time to enjoy our life and do something meaningful. We should also get some exclusive time for ourselves to seek serenity and tranquility. This could be anything such as some quiet time or a few hours of personal pampering.

Susan also advocates for physical activities that can create a sense of control among the busy mothers. A workout in the gym or a jogging session in the neighborhood park will be truly rejuvenating for people who are jam-packed and hectic everyday schedule. Her fifth tip is to review all of our little tasks to make them more efficient such purchasing things online rather than spending hours in traffic on the way to shops. However, according to her, if we want to make the perfect balance in our life, we should first admit to ourselves that we are not perfect and a little bit of slack won’t hurt. Once we realize this, we will be stress-free and able to see life in an easy way. In the same way, we should also let go our constant feeling of guilt as well.

Susan also suggests that we should avoid technology i.e. PC, smartphones for a while that always keeps us occupied with our professional life. At that time, the working mothers can mediate such a deep breathing or yoga that will help to focus more. We should also try to review our daily life and try to simplify and streamline it. Last but not the least, she suggests that we should manage our mornings more efficiently to skip the start of a bad day. So, we should take care of basic things in advance may be in the night to start a great day.

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New AI Venture Capital Program Reportedly Launched by Google

Recent reports indicate has launched a venture capital division that focuses on artificial intelligence. TechCrunch reports the new division will be run by Anna Patterson, who is a longtime vice president of engineering at Google. The program will include a cast of engineers instead of Google’s traditional cast of venture investors. It is no surprise that Google plans to build a venture capital program based on the company’s CEO recent announcement it will become “AI first” instead of “mobile first.”


Google introduced new processing unit chips that engineers promise will train AI faster for businesses and researchers. The company also announced at the I/O Developers Conference that its virtual personal assistant, Google Assistant, will become more conversational. The new development also plays into the hands of the company’s recent acquisition of Kaggle, a software platform that hosts machine learning and data science competitions.


Reports indicate that Google’s new AI venture capital arm will work separately from its investment organization, Google Ventures. The new program aims to target AI startups and to offer mentorship from some of the company’s best people in its AI department. Some entrepreneurs are wary of Google’s foray into AI corporate venture capital, thinking the company may be biting off more than it can chew. However, tech experts are quick to point out that Google is an industry giant and is a powerhouse in AI research and development.

Insiders and Outsiders of a Internet Entity

There is a fine line between an online entity and its clients. In spite of rising familiarity with the dangers postured by clients with advantages for consents, most associations still permit a heap of inward and outward gatherings to get to their most profitable frameworks and information. Many are setting trust in both workers and outsiders without reliable methods for overseeing, controlling, and observing the struggles that these people, groups, and associations need to work with basic frameworks and systems. Reports see insider dangers and outsider dangers to be independent and unmistakable issues. On account of outsider dangers, a review found the quantity of merchants of an organization’s system to have multiplied in only one year to a total of 181. Every week and every month, two in three organizations have encountered an information rupture in light of unsecured seller. It is no big surprise that more cybercriminals are seeing outsiders as a door into an organization’s system. Insiders give an alternate sort of info since they need to have some system access with a specific end goal to play out their employment obligations.


However, it’s their practices that have security faculty concerned. It just takes one worker to leave an association helpless. With the continuation of prominent information breaks, a large number of which were brought about by tradeoffs for long term certifications, it’s vital that associations control, oversee, and screen special access to their systems to relieve these hazards. The discoveries of this report disclose to us that many organizations can’t sufficiently deal with the hazard identified. Instead, it needs special attention beyond the ordinary. Insider ruptures, regardless of whether they are malevolent or inadvertent, can possibly go undetected for quite a long time. Months or years of this practice can crush an organization. When it comes to insiders and outsiders, businesses must be extra careful to not disclose any unnecessary information. It is not always evident which entities are reliable sources. In a situation of doubt, it is always better to side on the side of safety for precautionary reasons.


Lyft Gets Luxurious With New Services

Lyft has launched its new Lux and Lux SUV services, adding a luxurious, high-end option to its ride-sharing business. The new offering is intended to round out its services and compete with Uber’s own luxury offering, UberLUX.


This isn’t Lyft’s first foray into upscale ride sharing. Currently, they offer a “Premier” service that gives riders the opportunity to ride in nicer-than-average vehicles for a little extra cash. But the LUX offering is a tier above in cost and quality of vehicles.


Among the requirements are black exteriors and black, “leather or leather like” interiors in a 2011 or newer car. The car itself must be on Lyft’s list of approved vehicles, which is replete with several luxury automakers such as Audi, BMW, Tesla, and Jaguar, just to name a few. As for LUX SUV, the requirements are the same as LUX, but vehicles must be able to seat six or more passengers. Think Cadillac Escalades and Lincoln Navigators.


When Lyft launched, it was intended to be a bare-bones ride-sharing service, but in recent years it’s begun rolling out services to compete more closely with its arch-rival, Uber. The launch of Lyft Lux is no exception, matching Uber’s similarly-named “UberLUX.”


Uber’s answer to luxury ride-sharing is a little more stringent than Lyft’s, in terms of driver requirements and availability. For starters, it’s currently only available in Los Angeles and Miami. As for vehicle requirements, UberLUX only allows models from less than a dozen automakers. With Uber’s offering, you could be riding in a Bentley, Rolls Royce, or Tesla. Like Lyft, the vehicle must also have a black exterior and interior and be in immaculate condition.


Either way, Lyft’s new services bring a lot of new options to the luxury side of ride-sharing services, and options are always good when it comes to folks who depend on ride-sharing for driving or for getting around.


Lyft riders and drivers in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and San Jose can begin using its new Lux and LuxSUV services on May 25.


Cutting-edge Technology for Government

The companies of Minauro, Sisteplan and Consult are proud to be the working components behind the system that is e-governe. Together, they make a modern, intelligent and modular solution to public administration. There is no better model of integration when it comes technology, safety, support and a quality data center.



From a technological point of view, this system runs with agility, simplicity and intuition. Moreover, the system works on a tradition desktop or from a mobile device. That ease of use is very important for patients and medical practitioners alike. That is why the safety and security modules built into the system allow for total control of access per user. This is very important when it comes to keeping records confidential and hacker free.



To make sure that things run smoothly and not just safely, the e-governe system comes with a qualified and certified customer support team that works on more than one level. It offers a functional support team to make sure that patients get the help they need from institutions. And, it has an operational support team to make sure that the public administrative offices and the people they work with can do the jobs expected of them. To make sure that no information slips through the cracks by way of a lost file or misplaced test result, the data center provided by this systems does it all. It hosts, processes, stores and monitors the data that it comes across.



All of these functions are absolutely needed when it comes to the challenging task of Public Administration, due to the nature of the duties involved with Municipal and State Health Secretariats. They make the jobs these institutions have to do more simple, functional and economical. Reaching those goals is the only purpose and focus of this system. And, the way it achieves this is both productively effective and technologically innovative.



Where e-governe is concerned, service queues are out and a real-time integrative charts are in service. It clears up confusion when it comes to scheduling appointments for patients and makes setting up procedures and working schedules for medical professionals more effective. But, it does way more than that in the course of a business day.



The Saude version of the system controls the distribution of stocks and medicines from pharmacies, while doing the same for vaccine shots and the scheduling of special consultation appointments or examinations. It also has control over ambulatory services and hospital beds. Of course, it is also completely integrative with other systems.



The results e-governe delivers are amazing, from a working world stand point. On the top of the lists of positive results is the regionalization of patient attendance. This helps to control and manage the flow of patients between municipalities. Not just a system for the administration of medical assistance, it handles agreements between municipalities as well, and it can do the same between any state and the municipalities within it. Naturally, it takes care of financial transactions perfectly time after time. Over all, it just improves the environment and quality of work product of any business or organization. It even knows the measurements of individual health units and watches over the flow of patients between them. And, if it ever needs to grow, adding more procedures or systems to its operations is never a problem.


The Role of the Internet of Things in the Coming Years

According to an article by the Economic Times, Cisco recently revealed that many Internet of Things projects are falling short of their expectations. The Internet of Things had been referred to as the next big thing, and many corporations had embraced the idea. However, according to Cisco, a lot has to be done if the current projects are to go beyond the pilot stage. The Internet of Things can be referred to as the interconnection of things that allows communication between many devices. This could be devices we use on a daily basis such as kitchen appliances, phones, street lights and even cars. In the coming future, it was estimated that the bread toaster will have the ability to communicate with the bread being serviced.


However, Cisco, which is a global networking giant revealed that most of the internet of things projects fail at the Proof of Concept stage. In fact, the company attributed the percent of projects that had failed at this level at 60 percent. Out of the projects that had been proposed in the last five years, only 26 percent of these projects were completed. This is also according to the report released by Cisco. According to senior executives of Cisco, the failure of the projects do not culminate from failing to try, and they acknowledge more can be done about the current stalling projects.



It’s estimated that 14.5 billion dollars had been spent on the Internet of Things by the end of 2016. However, this is expected to grow to 82 billion in the next nine years. This is a sign that the Internet of Things will be as significant as the internet is today in the next decade. Despite the Internet of Things being a technology thing, there are many human factors affect the process. These human factors include things like leadershiAp, organization as well as culture. The report by Cisco revealed that for the Internet of Things projects to succeed, the IT people ought to work hand in hand with the business people. According to experts, the Internet of Things has a role to play in the coming years such as in the transport industry and the emergency services industry. The technology allows monitoring of trains and buses. It also makes it possible to dispatch emergency teams in case of an accident.


Why You Shouldn’t Trust a Fitness Tracker to Monitor Your Workout Progress

A recent study by Stanford University scientists has found out that most fitness trackers in the market can only be used to measure heart rate but not the amount of calories burnt during a workout. This means that you need to exercise caution when it comes to buying and using these devices. As a result, you are advised against using fitness trackers to judge what you eat.


This study has jolted the technological world. There have been calls for companies that manufacture fitness trackers release data indicating how their gadgets work out measurements. During the study, the accuracy of 7 fitness trackers was tested with 60 participants being asked to run, cycle, and walk. In the end, it was established that six of the seven fitness trackers could only estimate wearers’ heart rates. The six are the Apple Watch, Basis Peak, Fitbit Surge, Microsoft Band, MIP Alpha 2, Samsung Gear S2, and PulseOn.


Glaring Discrepancies


Only five devices were able to keep track of the participants’ energy use. Nonetheless, their measurements were still inaccurate because none of them had an error rate lower than 20%. The study’s coordinator Dr. Euan Ashley from Stanford’s department of cardiovascular medicine points out that fitness enthusiasts ought to be aware of the limitations and strengths of fitness devices before buying them.


Dr. Ashley further adds that those who use these gadgets should know that what they get are only rough estimates but not the actual energy expenditure. This is not only dangerous but also deceiving. For instance, you might engage in a workout and think that you have lost 400 calories. As a result, you may relax thinking that you have 400 calories to play around with. This can particularly be an issue more so among people who tend to base their diets basing on what they think they might have burnt off in their workouts.


In as much as technology for monitoring heart rate has improved, little can be said of the effectiveness of gadgets that purport to measure individual’s energy expenditure. This may have been caused by failure by companies to use heart rates. Besides this, there is a huge difference when it comes to energy expenditure among individuals. Therefore, a single parameter cannot be used to measure the amount of calories burnt during a workout.

Cyberattack Strikes More Computers

A cyberattack called “WannaCry” has infected many computers across the globe. The enormous malware cyberattack that has struck an expected 300,000 PCs overall hinted at backing off Monday. Be that as it may, cybersecurity specialists forewarned that new forms of the infection could be on the rise. Thousands more were affected by the infection on Monday, mainly in Asia, where organizations were initially shut down when the ransomware initially started to spread rapidly over 150 nations on Friday. The malware goes into effect like a worm, discovering security openings in a PC to spread all throughout a system and misusing a defenselessness working framework. In particular, those with obsolete programming are most vulnerable. Microsoft said it has been pushing out extraordinary programmable updates to those more established frameworks in order to reach the end goal of hindering the infection. Chinese state media, referring to web security administrations organization, gave an account on Monday that more than 29,000 foundations including colleges, railroad stations, healing centers, and corner stores were influenced. A delegate from a major newspaper revealed to American media that 2 million of its 500 million clients in China were influenced by the malware, and they discharged an extraordinary fix for individuals to download for their own assurance. The NSA discharges around 90 to 95 percent of the product vulnerabilities it finds. However, it sits on the rest for use in its hacking and spying exercises. As it were, it doesn’t educate the general population regarding programming openings that make them defenseless against programmers. This way, it can misuse those shortcomings to keep an eye on outsiders for the United States. Although the future of such a cyberattack is to be determined, it is an important milestone for programmers and consumers alike. We all must be aware of the potential risks of such an attack and the best ways to address it in the future. WannaCry is one of many threats to computers and programmable entities. With more preventive measures in the future, it will hopefully be easier to detect such intrusions and fend them off.


Yanni Hufnagel and His Astonishing Career in Coaching Basketball

***UPDATE*** June 8th, 2017– Yanni Hufnagel is proud to share his new profile on Mogul, a news and information sharing platform. He hopes to contribute quality information, and establish new connections in order to grow in his career and personal life as well. More below.


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April 3rd, 2017–Yanni Hufnagel’s recent transition to the Nevada Wolf Pack has proven a successful change thus far. Read more about his year in the new position, coaching along side coach Eric Musselman.


Yanni Hufnagel a 30-year-old Jewish boy from Scarsdale, New York. As a kid, he read every book on coaching he could find, over and over while using basketball figurines to assimilate the plays described in the books.


Yanni Hufnagel went to work for his town’s public television station calling games for the local teams. His broadcast partner at that time said that you could see that Yanni would either be a coach someday or be a sports announcer.


In his first year at Cornell University, he was a basketball manager. Then he got a chance for a summer internship with the New Jersey Nets. After graduation, he got his big chance to coach as one of his Nets colleagues put him in touch with his old boss in Oklahoma, Jeff Capel. Capel had been looking for a graduate assistant coach. He flew out to Oklahoma for an interview and was offered the position.


Coach Capel recommended Yanni Hufnagel, in 2009, to the head coach at Harvard. He was hired as a volunteer assistant coach with an unpaid intern’s salary. As soon as he got the job he went on the road recruiting players as soon as he possibly could.


Yanni Hufnagel will, it seems, have his choice of jobs working as either an assistant coach at one of the traditional colleges that have a lot of basketball resources or as a head coach.


Yanni Hufnagel has gained an excellent reputation in the basketball world. He graduated from Cornell in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. In 2010 he earned a Master’s Degree in Adult Higher Education with the emphasis on Intercollegiate Athletic Administration from Oklahoma.


He has coached or been an assistant coach at some of the most prestigious schools around. He was an assistant coach for his Alma Mater, Cornell University, Graduate Assistant for Oklahoma, an Assistant Coach for Harvard, Vanderbilt, Cal and at present for Nevada.


He is an excellent recruiter as he is not afraid to hear someone say no and he is a great salesman when it comes to recruiting promising basketball players.

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