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.
Igor Cornelsen is a successful Brazilian entrepreneur and an investment banker who has made a fortune for himself and the companies he has worked for. The genesis of Igor’s journey to the investment world started way back in 1965 while he was a student at the Federal University of Parana. Initially, he had enrolled in engineering school, but two years into his studies he decided to also study economics. This was a decision that would heavily influence his career and fuel him to success.
Igor graduated five years later in 1970 and took a job as an investment banker. During his time, calculators and computers were not that rampant, and it was common for banks to hire engineers who were able to calculate complex subjects such as the rates of compounded interest. Igor was a determined and professionally aggressive banker and his service and dedication to the finance discipline landed him in Brazil’s capital Rio de Janeiro at Multibanco.
Igor Cornelsen would stay with Multibanco where he was also named CEO, until in 1978 when the Bank of America purchased Multibanco. Consequently, he had to switch to Unibanco which was the top investment firm in Brazil. Igor worked with Unibanco for seven years and left in 1985 at the time inflation rate was high and joined Libra Bank PLC which was a subsidiary of London Merchant Bank.
His move to London Merchant Bank would prove to be a very crucial move because Igor was paid in dollars which allowed him to invest in Brazil. During this period, he would collect high-value assets that were depreciating due to the inflation in Brazil. Igor was always a man on the go and sought new challenges every now and then. He and a couple of his colleagues would move to Standard Chartered Merchant Bank where he was a member of the board for seven years. Igor would eventually leave Standard Chartered and start his investment firm where he offered similar services regarding investments.
Today, Igor is still in the market and he is based in Sao Paulo. He says he relies on Reuters to get his information because he is certain that the information will be credible because Reuters are unbiased in their reporting. Igor continues to research and study economies. He buys assets in economies that are improving and sells off in the economies that have a poor economic future.
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Igor is the proprietor of Bainbridge Inv Inc, which is located in the Bahamas. His primary goal at the company is to come up with creative and fun methods to experience success in the stock market. Other than that, Igor is largely retired and balances his time in his two homes in Florida and Brazil. He practices investment as a hobby and also loves to golf when he finds the time.
Susan McGalla is most widely known for her involvement with the National Football League team Pittsburgh Steelers as the team’s – legally known as The Pittsburgh Steelers, LLC – Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development. Ms. McGalla also currently works for P3 Executive Consulting, a business consultancy firm that primarily offers insight into the world of fashion. McGalla founded P3 Executive Consulting by herself.
Here’s how Ms. Sussan McGalla rose to such a high, lofty level of success in business
Back in the late 1960s and throughout all of the 1970s, Susan McGalla lived as the only female – outside of her mother, of course – in her family, sharing a household with a football coach of a father and two boys that loved physical contact as much as their father’s players.
McGalla today says that growing up in such a tough environment as a child and adolescent helped her become successful in virtually all of her endeavors. Once, in an interview with PR Newswire, Susan McGalla was quoted as saying, “I was brought up by parents who encouraged me … to present my … ideas with confidence regardless of the audience.”
Being able to stand strong over 18-plus years to two annoying, hands-on boys and a physical father who was oftentimes just as annoying as his younger male counterparts helped McGalla stand strong to employers, audiences, and others who might not agree with what McGalla says or stands for.
Here’s a little bit about her working life
After graduating college, Ms. McGalla began working in both marketing and management at Joseph Horne Company, a business based in her home state of Ohio.
Following her eight-year stint with the company – it lastest from 1986 to 1994 – she found employment at American Eagle, where she’d eventually become the CMO.
There are many meat processing companies around the globe, and one of the biggest companies in that industry is OSI Industries. It was originially founded in 1909 and the first name of the company was Otto & Sons until 1975 when it changed into its current company name.
OSI Industries bought Baho Food in 2016, a manufacturer, from the Netherlands and Germany, that manufactures convenient food such as deli meats and snacks for food and retail services. Buying Baho Food was deemed an excellent idea because it allows the company to expand more of their service to further regions of Europe. Their customers’ needs are evolving as they are becoming more known, and so it is a great opportunity to offer more for their customers and to broaden their brand.
There are already five secondary processing plants in the Netherlands and Germany that Baho Food has to continue serving their existing customers. The companies that serve in 18 European countries are Vital Convenience, Bakx Foods, Gelderland Frischwaren, Q Smart Life, and Henri van de Bilt. John Balvers is still the managing director at Baho Food, and along with his team of managers, they will continue to work with their own business as well as be a part of OSI Industries so that the companies can strategize what to do to continue to grow their now combined companies.
Mr. Balvers claims to be ecstatic of both companies coming together, especially since OSI Industries has such an eminent relationship with their customers and suppliers. And now with Baho Food, it will help to bring in more customers which they will be able to offer more products and fulfill their needs. The companies can work to help strengthen each other and reach their goals by providing the best service possible.
And because of their outstanding customer service and management, OSI Industries won a Globe of Honour Award in 2016 from the British Safety Council. To win this achievement, a company must earn five stars between August 2015 to July 2016 in the British Safety Council management, and the company was able to exceed. It comes to no surprise that the company has earned much respect for their great business since they were awarded a Globe of Honour, and they will most likely earn more awards.
Learn More: www.foodprocessing.com/top100/profiles/osigroup/
Randal Nardone attended the University of Connecticut for his Science undergraduate degree, and from School of Law University of Boston, he got his J.D. Randal is Fortress Investment Group Chief Executive Office since 2013, and he is also the co-founder, director, and principal. Fortress Investment Group is an investment management firm with a global portfolio of 43.6 billion dollars in assets, and it started in 1998. The company offers management of assets for more than 1,750 institutional both private and public globally dealing with real estate, credits, traditional fixed income, liquid hedge private equity, permanent capital, and others.Randal became the board of director for the Fortress Company in 2006 November and named on the Forbes Magazine among the world billionaires in 2017 ranking number 557 with a tune net worth of 1.8billion dollars. ‘
Randal Nardone started his career at Thacher Proffitt and Wood as a partner and the executive committee member before moving to BlackRock Financial as the principal Financial Manager and later UBS as the managing director and today he oversees the legal matters and structured finances of Fortress Investment Group where he owns company shares worth 53 million dollars.The Tokyo SoftBank Group Corporation acquired the Fortress Investment Group for 3.3 billion dollars in cash, and the company owns the outstanding shares of the company. According to Randal Nardone the Fortress Chief Operating Office the acquisition adds to the sound principles of the company committed to maintaining the business model, leadership, brand, processes, personnel, and culture.
The company headquarters remains in New York with the current management team leading Fortress.The SoftBank Group is well-known for its roles in global technology that aspires in driving the information revolution with its headquarters in Tokyo, and it has significant global companies’ portfolio that includes internet service, telecommunications, and clean providers of energy technology, IoT, smart robotics and Al.Randal Nardone used his experiences and years of knowledge to create Fortress investments Group with his co-partners Wesley R. Eden’s and Peter L. Briger who has vast skills in financial filed. In addition to working for Fortress, Randal is also the director of Brookdale Senior Living, Alea Group Holdings Ltd Bermuda, Springleaf Finance, Eurocastle Investment Limited, Springleaf Finance Corporation and GAGFAH S.A. The Fortress Investment Group under the management of Randal Nardone has a total of 953 employee’s assets management with 216 holding the professional investment docket who praises him for his dedication to making the company grow fast.
Chicago-based entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky, has scored multiple success with Tempus, a company which uses a data-driven approach to combating cancer. It recently procured $80 million from fundraising. This achievement increased Tempus’ value to in excess of $1 billion and put it in the rank of unicorn status. According to the Chicago Tribune this is a rare accomplishment for a Chicago-based company.
To date Tempus has raised over $210 million, due to large firm investors. New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Growth previously funneled funds into Tempus and have been joined by T. Rowe Price Associates and Kinship Trust Co. The latest capital investments will go to increasing Tempus’ “clinical and molecular analytic platform,” according to the Chicago Tribune.
According to Lefkofsky, who co-founded Tempus in 2015, the company was developed out of frustration with a health care system that too often let powerful data and real world evidence go to waste.” Lefkofsky made this observation after a family member was diagnosed with cancer.
Lefkofsky said Tempus is “in a unique position to help usher in an era of precision medicine to support patients battling disease.”
Clinical and molecular data will be gathered from patients then combined and structured in an organized form. According to the news report, organizing a patient’s database could be as simple as adding a handwritten note to their file.
By adding structure more personalized options for treatment will be available and beneficial for the involved stakeholders. Physicians will have access to learning tools, newer patients will receive the same quality treatment as previous patients and drug companies will be able to enhance the drug development process.
Big data analytics will be the primary focus in facilitating cancer therapy at Tempus. Human genome sequencing coupled with advances in science and technology provides innumerable details from a large medical system.
Tempus laboratories, which are certified by CAP/CLIA, include comprehensive DNA and RNA sequencing and has a data processing capability to process 50,000 patients annually.
Read More: www.lightbank.com/team/eric-lefkofsky
Shiraz Boghani is an exceptional entrepreneur who has succeeded in two different sectors. He is an entrepreneur who has invested heavily in the hospitality as well as the healthcare sector.
Shiraz is an experienced entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. He is a chartered accountant who graduated from the Prestigious Institute of Chartered Accounts. He has excellent skills in management that have enabled him to achieve great things in his career.
Shiraz Boghani, at a young age, always had the passion of joining the hospitality sector. He joined the hospitality sector in 1990’s, and with hard work has become a leader in the industry. He is the founder and Chairman of the Splendid Hospitality Group. With his management skills and experience, he has been able to help the group to become a leading hotel holding company in the UK. He has helped the company to develop properties in London, Northern England, Scotland and Southern England. Hilton London Bankside, Holiday Inn Wembley, Master Robert Hotel and Comfort Inn Kings Cross, The New Ellington, Grand Hotel & Spa, Piries Hotel and many others are some of the hotels managed by his Group.
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Shiraz Boghani has been instrumental in the success of Splendid Hospitality Group. He has been on the frontline to make sure the company invests wisely to get huge returns. He has made sure that the company works with professionals in all their projects. This makes sure that all their projects are completed properly and timely. In 2016, Shiraz received one of the most prestigious awards in the hospitality sector. He was named the Hotelier of the Year in the Asia Business Awards.
On top of his achievements in the hotel industry, Shiraz has been very influential in the healthcare sector. He is the chairman of Sussex Health Care; one of the leading institutions offering care services to elderly as well as disabled individuals in Sussex and surrounding areas. He has ensured that the institution provides top quality care services by investing in the right personnel and technology. The care center is a home away from home for many patients who require dementia care, neurological care, and respite care. Shiraz Boghani has used his leadership to make sure that Sussex Health Care provides professional care services to patients.