Two students of Academy of Art University have won the 2018 CFDA. There were many factors to the decision. One of the major factors is the thoughts towards diversity and inclusiveness. After all, this is a world that is fighting to have the rights of all human beings recognized. This is also a fight so that more forms of fashion can be recognized. One of the most common issues in fashion is that there are people that are trying to dictate what others wear as if they are the authority in fashion. This often results in bullying and even insinuations about a certain person.
One thing about fashion is that it is starting to be more about the individual expression. People not only like to look at the designs that are displayed on the runways and other events, but they also like to wonder how it would feel to wear these items. Fortunately, inclusiveness and diversity was the theme of the event. The participants were recognized and appreciated for the contributions they have made to the event. Some of the items have turned out to be award winning items for the two best designers. Others were recognized for their contributions as well.
One of the common factors that make fashion interesting for Academy of Art University and other people is the risk factor. For many people, taking risk with fashion means stepping outside of one’s own comfort zone. This can be very uncomfortable to the point of being scary for some people. People who know their style are not that common. Therefore, when they experiment, they are going to be treading on scary surfaces. However, the most important thing for them to remember is that when they are wearing these designs, they are wearing them for themselves for the most part.
Growing up in a small town in India did not hinder Vinod Gupta from dreaming big. He knew all too well that in order to achieve his dreams, hard work was paramount. His excellent credentials from a small school located in Delhi, India saw Vinod Gupta earn a place in the Indian Institute of Technology. Here, he received a degree in agricultural engineering, before heading out to the United States for a master’s degree in the same field.
Upon graduation, Vinod Gupta began working at Commodore Corporation. Here, he gathered lots of experience as a market researcher. He set out to start his venture. He borrowed $100 from a local bank and began Marketing Mailers.
The business took a short time to pick up. Vinod Gupta after that started the American Business Information, which became very popular among companies that intended to increase their clientele base. 20 years after the establishment, the company was valued at $5,000 million. Vinod Gupta opted out of the CEO’s position and rebranded it to InfoUSA. The company was later sold for $680 million in 2010. Today, Vinod Gupta is the general managing partner at Everest Group, a company that is known for providing private equity and venture capital to businesses.
Vinod Gupta’s passion about giving back to the society cannot be understated. He for instance donated at least $1 million to aid the development of a polytechnic in his hometown. The polytechnic has helped many especially women to acquire postgraduate degrees within a period of not more than 24 months.
“The gaming industry” Malcolm Casselle says, “will ignite the world of cryptocurrency to the mainstream.” Not only does CasSelle have the track record to back up his bold statement, the preformance of OPSkins does as well.
OPSkins is the global leader in sales of in-game virtual assets, and it is also the number one bitcoin merchant in the world. Those two facts are not a coincidence. OPSkins has achieved those things because they are filling a need in a market that is only getting bigger; the gaming market. The gaming industry has traded virtual assets in different forms for decades. OPSkins has become number one in this market by satisfying its need for a place where they can trade while skipping the usual payment processing, language, and security concerns that tend to restrict most to their own countries or regions.
Part of the strategy for Wax is taking advantage of the already existing virtual asset market by improving on the design already laid down by OPSkins. The gaming industry is already accustomed to trading virtual assets with bitcoin, and it makes sense that players will be willing to do the same with a Wax currency that is made for game players to trade with. The cherry on top for the Wax company is that they have employed many people that started OPSkins, including Malcolm CasSelle.
Before becoming the President of Wax, CasSelle was the CIO (Chief Information Officer) of OPSkins. Before OPSkins, he helped lead other startups in the digital industry, including Mediapass and Xfire. Mediapass was a digital subscribtion solution, and xfire is a gamer social network of 22M.
CasSelle was also an active investor in companies like facebook, zynga, and funds in big data and blockchain verticals. CasSelle holds degrees in computer engineering from both MIT and Stanford, and he speaks both Japanese and Manderin. He has firsthand seen how gaming has helped popularize bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and he’s giving Wax a chance to be next. This is a perfect candidate in my opinion of a person I would chose to accomplish what he said he would.
Find out more about Malcolm CasSelle: https://www.facebook.com/troncCareers/posts/1757498374496658
Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a novel that is involving a lot and requires one to take time and concentrate a lot to avoid missing out or not understand the point being put across. The kind of language that is incorporated in the book is as well engaging, and therefore the reader needs to have a place to refer to the meaning of individual words. In Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, the main character Bob Honey is used as an outlet for mixed feelings by the author, Sean Penn which can be felt in his tone. Additionally, the issues that have been covered speak volumes especially when it comes to the political arena. Bob Honey is used to deliver a message of dissatisfaction which he does use the experiences he encounters in his life. The author seems to have an issue with topics relating to conflicts, unnecessary shootings, hackings and other internet connected crimes. To some extent, the author seems to tell the story from a personal life experience point of view because of the emotions involved and tone that is used which depicts anger and bitterness. Additionally, giving people a solution on how to deal with some issues means that he has experienced such events and it has worked for him on his part.
The issues that have been highlighted in Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff are experiences that happen in people’s daily lives and are therefore relatable with by readers of all caliber. With the various hats that the author wears being an actor, producer, and director, Sean Penn has an experience of addressing issues in an all-around manner without fear or favor. Bob Honey on his part lives a double life where he works as septic tank seller in one and as a government contract killer in another, which makes it hard for him ever to get caught. This kind of scenario could not be new to the author, and he is probably well informed of such individuals who live such lives comfortably with nothing to worry about because they are protected. By writing Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, Sean Penn wanted to address some issues directly that were not addressed when he appeared in a film and tried to do it his way and own it as well. Giving a voice to crucial issues that all the society are essential to the author which he probably hopes will be taken seriously as no one else may have the courage and interest to put them out there for people to see and hear.