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This Week: Avon Hoax Suspect, Amway Innovation, and Getting Emotional

Catch up on this week’s industry chatter with these click-worthy links:

  • The New York Times reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Bulgarian man in its investigation into a recent false takeover bid for Avon. The lawsuit claims the man tried to manipulate the brand’s stock price—a scheme that, according to FORTUNE, earned the fraudster a whopping $5,000.
  • Amway, which recently introduced a weight-management plan based on a genetic test, has teamed up with medical diagnostics company Miraculins to research a method of fighting aging through skin pre-testing. Miraculins announced that a poster on the study—“The Association of Skin Glycation with Facial Skin Aging”—will be featured during the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology this month in Vancouver.
  • In its “Talking Management” video series, The Globe and Mail took a look at why companies need to understand emotional engagement. The London Business School’s Julian Birkinshaw points to Tupperware as an example of how business is more than just rational decision-making.
  • Drs. Tei-Fu and Oi-Lin Chen are the founders of family-owned health and beauty brand Sunrider International, as well as the new owners of the SLS Beverly Hills, a luxury hotel in California. Sunrider announced the purchase of the 297-room property in a deal with management firm sbe. The family’s real estate holdings also include the St. Ermin’s Hotel in London and the Sunworld Dynasty™ Hotel Group with sites in Beijing and Taiwan.
  • American actress Jaime King had good things to say about Mary Kay this week as she supported the company at a fundraiser in California. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, King shared her childhood memories of Mary Kay ladies and learning to use the cosmetics from her mother.
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