Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers Band Opens Up on their Music Journey and the Future.
Music has a way of bringing people together. Different races, backgrounds, and continents find themselves connecting through love for certain music or a musician. The inception of the band, Chainsmokers is a reflection of what music can do. In their different activities, miles apart, Alex Pall and his partner Andrew Taggart were drawn together for their love of music.
Alex Pall describes his journey to Interview magazine from his college days when he did DJ gigs to the future they are building. He describes the duo passion for music as intense. The first time they meet they found themselves in deep conversation for a couple of hours. They felt they had more to learn from each when it came to their music. They were looking into a combination of indie, some pop, a bit of dance and hip-hop as their identity music.
Co-operation has been the secret ingredient for their success
One aspect that Alex is happy about apart their love for music is that they both share the same values. They input a lot of time when it comes to the music, and he muses that before the interview they were from a group photoshoot. They have been writing their own songs and one can feel the rawness of the emotions. When they use the aid of songwriters, their contribution is compulsory.
The future of the duo is evident. Alex Pall is more confident since their social media feedback is from different continents. Secondly, they have collaborated with a fellow musician, Halley and the jam ‘’Closer’‘ was received well. They have already done more than three successful tours and the music festival they are planning on is already sold out three months to the actual date.
The sky is not the limit
But with such trends, Pall further expounds that they are still pushing an extra mile. The fans and their label are already asking for an album. He says they are not to drop one until they have a combination of great jams which complement each other. Lastly Pall believes that they are happy that they have been able to penetrate in the above thirty years crowd. His parting short is they are only pushing for new boundaries.
Unlike other similarly-founded companies like Uber, Stripe and Credit Karma, GreenSky Credit, which was founded by David Zalik, is seeking public funding and support much more quickly than other Silicon Valley start-ups. Filing for an IPO that could garner between $1 billion and $5 billion, the company is potentially seeking a route that others have previously put off as long as possible.
GreenSky Credit offers financial assistance for home improvement projects in the form of loans that are actually held by banking partners such as SunTrust and Fifth Third. GreenSky Credits, while at lower risk due to this type of arrangement, still profits due to the banks’ willingness to pay the company for the relationships with clients it can bring to them.
Those looking to apply for a loan with GreenSky Credit can have an answer almost instantly by filling out a form on the company’s mobile app. GreenSky Credit’s system and ease-of-use has been noted by bank founders as being simple and “frictionless.”
The company managed to avoid the need for public funding for nearly a decade due to Zalik’s willingness to use his own Atlanta property as collateral to arrange for his own debt that has since paid off plentifully. In doing so, he managed to maintain nearly all majority ownership of the company, which could potentially change if an IPO is decided on for the company.
GreenSky has also managed to survive recent turmoil for other lending companies relatively untouched. LendingClub, which is another company that offers similar services, has seen falls of 86% since its public debut. Another company, OnDeck, has fallen 82%. This is all due to the fact that LendingClub admits to having given loans to investors that did not match certain criteria they had set in place initially. This took place in 2016 and the companies are still feeling the fallout.
The fate of GreenSky is still unknown should Zalik choose to move forward with an IPO, however there is still a chance he could decide to maintain the privately-funded status of his company for another few years until the need for public funding increases again.
Managing a to-do list can be as much work as the tasks it includes, but Upwork has some great tips to keep a to-do list flowing. Upwork was established in 2015 and works to pair clients and freelance workers in a remote environment. They are the top business pairing freelancers with work, which earn more than one billion annually on the site.
A to-do list should always be near you, so you can write everything down that comes across your mind. Thinking of to-dos is a timewaster. Upwork suggests that you jot them down quickly and get back to work, so you can focus on one thing at a time.
Prepare the night before. Your mornings are the most energetic time to work, therefore a to-do list should be done before your day starts.
When you jot down your tasks or preparing the night before, time should be considered. How much time do you need to complete the task? Also, when should you start this task?
Priorities are important to utilize your maximum energy for the task. If your task is high-priority, it should be accomplished as soon as possible. Lable your tasks based on what priority level they have.
Are your tasks making you procrastinate or creating overwhelm? These tasks should be reevaluated or delegated. If you keep avoiding a task, you should ask yourself if you really need to do it, or see if someone else can take the task from you. This will lessen overwhelm and help you stay on track with what is important.
Group your similar tasks together in a batch. Sending out emails, doing paperwork and making phone calls one right after another can help you speed through your list and move on to other things.
How is your energy throughout the day? If it is lower at 3 pm, set this time aside to get things done that take less effort. Your lower priority items or tasks that take less mind power fit in best when you have less energy.
Upwork suggests a to-do list tool for you to stay organized and focused. It is easy to stay on track when you have notifications from an app or calendar during the day.
William Saito is an entrepreneur who is of Japanese-American descent. He previously worked as the former cybersecurity expert for the Japanese and he was also a strategic advisor. William Saito started a venture in computer security while he was still a student in junior high school. While in the university in 1991, he developed his firm as I/O Software. The company was able to innovate many new technologies such as the development of a display in Japanese characters which was written in English.
William Saito also developed a software which recognized fingerprints and he sold it to Sony. In 2000 a partnership was formed between Microsoft and I/O to adapt and get new ideas to advance the Microsoft Windows. Later William Saito decided to sell the I/O Software business to Microsoft where he sold it with all its assets. After he sold the company he moved and went to settle in Japan where he ventured in other startups which were all software based. During the World Economic Forum, he earned the title of a Young Global Leader.
At one time William Saito worked as the cybersecurity advisor to a Prime Minister. He had previously been the advisor to the Cabinet Office and also had advised the Ministry of Economy. William Saito went on a trip with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Silicon Valley where he met with leaders of major technology firms. Due to his renowned skills and innovativeness William Saito was appointed to work as the strategic advisor of the Japan Airlines.
William Saito has written several books which expand more on the world of technology. He explains how the internet was slow in the 1980s compared to today. William Saito was a board member of The Japan Times and he has also had the opportunity to serve as an advisor to companies such as Hakuhodo and Fast Retailing. William Saito was also at one time appointed to provide IT support to the National Diet Committee after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster happened.
He has also been given the role to serve as a member of the technical team working to ensure that the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics did not experience technical hitches. He also served as an advisor in several high profiled government organisations such as The Ministry of Trade and Economy.
There are four central types of intellectual property: copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Governmental bodies all over the world grant these types of intellectual property to people who have invented something. For instance, if patent rights had not been granted to the creators of the hugely successful My Pillow, another company could have successfully created a successful My Pillow themselves. These protections are designed to protect everything from products, services, processes, catchphrases, secret recipes, songs, and more.
The granting of intellectual property rights is likely something that will continue into the foreseeable future. One related battle going on at the moment is the competition of various technology companies to be granted IP rights, according to Kamil Idris, to have exclusive right to build drones that respond to human body languages. Many of the companies engaged in this war do not presently even have the technology to make such drones. However, it is still a great investment because in the future it could be worth billions of dollars to them.
One extremely important IP body under the EU umbrella is the Patent Court. If one wants to be successful at all in the European commerce world, they must obtain patents for their products here. In particular, the Patent Court’s European Patent Office handles these matters. However, this protection only covers Europe. Entrepreneurs outside of Europe can relatively easily get and mimic the technology of patent protected products inside Europe if a European entrepreneur only has rights by these means. This is specifically why the EU also formed the Unified Patent Court.
Also protecting the IP rights of the international community is the World Intellectual Property Organization. This UN-based agency works to coordinate IP rights between 191 member countries. This body is an international watchdog watching for worldwide infractions of IP violations on a continual basis.
Igor was born in Curitiba, Brazil in the year 1947, October 4th. Igor Cornelsen graduated from Parana Federal University with a degree in Engineering. The only school in Parana state that was offering Engineering course during that period. After completion of Engineering, Igor decided to study Economics in the same Institution. Igor Cornelsen after graduation in the year 1970 started his vocation journey as a banker. A career which was more suitable for engineers during his time due to their ability to do calculations of compounded rates. This was the error when computers and calculators were not in use.
His typical day starts very early in the morning in Brazil, Sao Paulo, when the markets are about to begin in Europe. He likes to study the international economic news while adapting to his business portfolio. Igor explains further that he prefers to acquire information directly from the source (Reuters), Instead of getting from other investors. Reuter’s report is genuine, and they are not biased. Igor can provide solutions and guidance to his investors using his four decades of working experience in finance institutions.
Igor became well known for his skills and knowledge and was later promoted to become a board member of Multibanco in the year 1974. Cornelsen left the organization in such greener pastures soon after it was sold to Bank of America in the year 1978. He later joined the Libra Bank, which marked his career point of interest. This was the first time he was paid in US Dollars, which opened a new opportunity for him to invest. He worked there for several years before moving with his co-workers to London Merchant Investment firm.
Igor Cornelsen worked for the firm until the year 1995 when he left to establish his own company. Igor Firm offered similar service as London Merchant organization. Igor business idea came as a result of the vast knowledge and skills he acquired over the years working for different investment firms. Igor advice to new entrepreneurs is that they should do thorough research and read a lot of information about what is trending in the market.
Randal Nardone became the Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Investment Group in August 2013. He co-founded the company in 1998 an was the head of the Fortress Credit Corporation. Fortress Investment Group is a private limited company that manages credit funds, liquid hedge funds and alternative assets in equity. Randal Nardone has been part of the management team at the company since 1998, and in November 2006 he was appointed to the board of directors.
He attended Boston University School of Law and was awarded a Doctor of Jurisprudence. He also went to the University of Connecticut where he studied Biology and English and attained a Bachelor of Arts degree. He started out his law career at a firm called Thacher Proffitt and Wood where he was a partner. He also worked at BlackRock Financial and was a managing director at Union Bank of Switzerland. When he met Wes Edens, Randal Nardone utilized his experience of working in the finance field to co-found Fortress Investment Group with him. Throughout his blissful career, he has found a way to merge finance with law and has provided substantial and satisfactory financial services to firms all over the world.
At Fortress Investment Group he wears several hats. He has served as the Interim CEO, director and principal at the investment management firm. Randal Nardone has used this positions to formulate, implement and monitor strategies that have greatly profited the company. As the chief operating officer, he is in charge of the financial and legal matters of the company, where he has demonstrated high levels of professionalism in guiding the company investment decisions hence expanding their success.
Forbes ranks Randal Nardone as number 557 on the billionaire list with a net worth of $1.8 billion. He became a billionaire when he works at Fortress Investment group together with his four partners in the group. He owns 53 million shares worth $1.6 billion. Randal Nardone has several board memberships. He is the Principal and Director of Fortress Credit Corporation, the President and Chairman of Springleaf Financial Holdings, in addition to being a non-executive director at Alea Group Holdings since 2007. Randal has made a positive impact on people from different backgrounds and built domestic and international relationships like in the Middle East and Asia expanding the company to new horizons. People who have worked with him attest that he is committed and passionate when it comes to his work.
All of us want to retire comfortably but only a few of us really take investing early seriously. If you ask most people, they are afraid of the stock market and investing in general. They view it as too risky. The good news is that the people at Agora Financial can help you out when it comes down to investing. They have professionals that can manage your portfolio for you. However, there are a few basic things that you must learn when it comes to investing. We are going to be breaking down these things in today’s article.
- Setting goals
When you invest your hard earned money, you must set targets and make a plan to hit those targets. If you don’t, you are just hoping for the best case scenario. When it comes to investing, you should never invest based on someone else’s opinion, you should never invest in something you don’t understand, and you should have a plan that you can execute when it comes to your investments. Follow these three rules and you should set yourself up for success when investing.
- Short-term investing
Many short-term investments typically yield a higher return than long-term investments. In other words, they can involve higher risk which is why you must understand them fully. The good news is that short-term investments come in multiple forms. You can invest your money in a small business, start a side hustle, or learn how to swing trade or maybe even day trade. The biggest thing with this is risk mitigation. Once your profit from this venture, you can then reinvest these profits into your long-term assets.
- Long-term investing
Two financial vehicles that I’d recommend for everyone would be a Roth IRA and a 401k. With a Roth IRA, your money grows tax-free for years on end, allowing it to compound over time. With a 401k, your employer will typically match your contributions up to a certain amount. Both of these investments are relatively stable and not very risky. All in all, the sooner you can invest your money, the better off you’ll be when retirement rolls around.
Perry Mandera is from the State of Illinois. He grew up in the City of Chicago. His church community has always been important through out life. Despite his busy life, he stays devoted to his family. They inspired him from a young age to succeed in everything he pursues in life. Perry is known locally and nationally for having a very giving spirit. Custom Cares Charities is an Organization that he started. He has always wanted to give back to people in need. He is known as a passionate Philanthropist. Perry Mandera donates to a variety of Organizations through out the Country.
Perry Mandera has been successful in his Transportation Company. He has experience being in the Military. He was once active in the Marine Corp. Once he became a civilian again, he wanted a peaceful life. His next career move was in the Transportation Industry. He gained experience in that field by working for several Businesses through out his 20’s. His first attempt at owning a business was successful for five years. Afterwards, Perry Mandera decided to try out the world of Politics. For four years, he was an active member of a Republican Party. He was glad he had the experience, but found out Politics was not his calling.
Perry Mandera’s giving spirit has been felt by many over the years. He has given unselfishly to thousands of Organizations. A few of the groups have greatly benefited from his donations. Some of those Charities are: the Toys for Tots, the National Society for MS, and the Foundation for ALS. Perry continuously strives to be a shining example in his career and personal life. He is an inspiration to his employees to always do the right thing in life. Perry Mandera has helped many types of Charities. He has given to groups such as: Veterans, children in need, Medical treatment, youth Sports, Environmental funds, and families who need assistance. Perry is looked up to by his local community. They see all the hard work he puts into his Transportation Company. Mandera has a passionate and giving spirit that inspires others around him (Crunchbase).
“In a recent article by Recode with The RealReal, the company’s founder Julie Wainwright, their success as number one in the secondhand luxury category was discussed. The RealReal is different from a few online e-commerce shops as far as offering luxury brands go. Many fashionistas have considered ThredUp, which has just recently begun selling luxury items with their budget-free items in the last year. Poshmark has turned their focus away from only offering used clothing; and then Tradesy has a peer-to-peer platform that allows sellers to ship their items straight to the consumer; very similar to E-bay. With having many competitors in the e-commerce luxury industry, The RealReal may have figured out how well they can do within the secondhand market offering luxury goods than they had previously thought. Realizing how the growth rate they have had thus far, they are more the confident as a company to have even greater success growth. Julie Wainwright, the founder of the luxury fashionista site specializes in selling secondhand clothing from popular and expensive brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
The RealReal offers a consignment platform for its consumers. This means that sellers ship their items to the company and the company then sells the items and takes a percentage of the profit — usually around 50 to 60% split with the seller. Although it has never been said directly, years have gone by where luxury brands viewed the site as the enemy. Wainwritght spoke publicly for several years saying that the next private funding would be the last only to give the green light for a new investment. The company has a dedicated in-house authentication team that carefully inspects each item to ensure they are not fakes several times before they are placed on the website, though some counterfeits have still slipped through the cracks.
The RealReal has gathered a total $173 million since its launch seven years ago. The secondhand luxury consignment start-up has also been maintaining a brick-and-mortar store in the SoHo district. Founded in 2011 by Julie Wainwright, the RealReal has expert staff members who are trained in-house. The staff members include gemologists, horologists, art appraisers, apparel experts, and horologists, who work together to ensure the items that are sold are authentic and in remarkable condition.” Find out more about The RealReal: https://www.forbes.com/sites/pamdanziger/2018/02/27/vintage-luxury-etailer-the-realreal-pops-up-in-las-vegas/#7b09691016a0