Sean Penn’s Book Bob Honey Reshapes the Dystopian Novel

The following two articles on Sean Penn’s novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” introduce and talk about the novel in different ways. In one article, the author gives his analysis of the project. In the other article, the book is more of a reference.

The May 24, 2018 article titled Sean Penn’s Dystopian Novel Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff is a book review. The author talks specifically of how Sean Penn incorporates his own experiences and beliefs into characters and experiences in the work. He also goes to show how Mr. Penn strategically eases his personal views on major social issues into the novel. The most obvious example of this is the main character, Bob Honey himself. The author goes to point out that Bob Honey and Mr. Penn share a great deal of similarities, specifically their passion for human rights. He compared Bob Honey’s disaster relief efforts in Iraq and the United States to that of Mr. Penn in his relief efforts in Haiti after the damaging hurricane in 2010 and the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. To pull it all together to prove the point of similarity, the author refers to a character in the book named Fletcher being based on El Chapo, the Mexican kingpin Mr. Penn interviewed. The author explains the different writing methods used throughout the book, and warns the reader of how words, thoughts and ideas in the world today will challenge and support your very own via this novel.

The April 6, 2018 Vogue interview titled, Sean Penn on Quitting the Movie Business, His New First Novel, and #MeToo is a little more personal and more direct, considering the answers are coming straight from the horse’s mouth. The article starts off with talking about his notorious interactions, and introduces “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff“. We learn more about Sean Penn, noticing that “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is a mere link to finding out what Mr. Penn’s future plans are in writing and film, his book tour, and Mr. Penn’s views on the #MeToo movement. This article is about the man. The book was the project to lead the interview to speaking about himself.

These articles dissect the same project. One speaks solely on the work. The other speaks on the work also, but more on the man and the ideas behind the it.

Robert Ivy Receives the Noel Polk Award

The Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of the American Institute of Arts has been chosen to receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. The announcement was made by the AIA President through a press release issued early this week. The Award is being given by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letter (MIAL), a nonprofit institution. It is the first time the institution is giving the award to an architect. Previously the award has been going to artist and patrons who have excelled in their careers within the Mississippi region.

Reacting to the news, AIA President Carl Elefante, FAIA, said that Robert Ivy was a true representative of the Architectural profession and that he rightfully deserved the award. “I have worked with Robert Ivy for several years and I can attest that he is a true ambassador of our institution. I was happy to hear that the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters had recognized his efforts and awarded him with the Lifetime Achievement award”, said Elefante.

On her part, MIAL’s president Nancy LaForge congratulated Mr. Ivy describing him as a champion of architecture. “Mr. Robert Ivy has demonstrated that indeed there is nothing which cannot be achieved with determination. There is no one in Mississippi who has tried to make architecture available to the public like Robert Ivy. That is why as an institution we decided to recognize his efforts and honor him with this prestigious award”, added Nancy. Before joining the American Institute of Arts, Mr.Ivy served as the editor-in-chief of the Architectural Record where he built a great reputation and received several awards such as the National Magazine award among others.

Since joining the American Institute of Arts, Mr. Ivy has brought about numerous changes and has significantly lifted the status of the institution to international standards. He has been on the forefront championing the diversification of architects across the country in order to use architecture to improve the lives of people, especially in the community health sector.

Robert Ivy has joined a group of a few famous individuals who have previously received the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award. They include actor Morgan Freeman who was awarded in 2007, writers Shelby Foote and Eudora Welty of 2001, Singer Leontyne Price (2000) and artist Walter Anderson who received the award in 1989. Mr. Ivy will officially receive the award mid this year alongside another individual from Mississippi.

Jeremy Goldstein: A Lawyer Who Cares

Jeremy Goldstein is a lawyer who deals in executive compensation, and he is one of the best lawyers in his field. He has been doing this kind of work for nearly 20 years and has an idea of what to expect with each new client he receives. Learn more about Jeremy Goldstein: https://www.chambersandpartners.com/USA/person/485609/jeremy-goldstein and https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/profile/jeremy-l-goldstein-associates-llc/overview/70073

This can be a very demanding line of work, however, so Goldstein picks and chooses which particular cases to work on. It is vital that he picks a case that aligns with his particular skills and experiences because doing so allows him to be the best counsel possible for his clients.

Goldstein knows that his line of work can be very sensitive. He is playing a major role in people’s lives. The decisions that he and his clients make together can affect their lives for the better or for the worst. Goldstein consults with his clients on their goals and their career paths. Follow Goldstein on Twitter

These kinds of talks really hit home for his clients because they are discussing money and choices: two things that can really affect their lives and the lives of their children and spouses.

Goldstein’s 20 years experience, however, make him more than equipped to deal with every client’s particular situation. To be an effective lawyer, there is one thing Goldstein does: talk with his clients.

Yes, discussing business matters is very important, but Goldstein also makes a point to meet with his clients socially, to remind them that he’s a real person, and he cares. Goldstein says that this is a business move and just a good old-fashioned way to be.

Follow up with people, send them an email, or do anything to show that you care. People are more likely to turn to you for advice when they know that you care.

There are a few other practices that Goldstein is always sure to do: always invest in new technology. He said that one of his mentors told him to not wait until his computer crashes to buy another one. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Facebook and Jeremy Goldstein | Crunchbase

This is wise advice because you wouldn’t want something to break down on you right when you need it. Also, Goldstein is a mobile lawyer, so the better the technology that is in his possession, the better that he can run his business.

William Saito Software Genius

William Saito came on the scene in the era when technology was in its infancy and fixing to explode on the scene. Imagine a ten year old interested in commercial software programming, that was William Saito. He has had a lengthy and fulfilling career starting in 1991 in a dorm room with his company I/O Software. William Saito was the founder, CEO, and chairman. This fledgling business model was used to create software, firmware, and device drivers for many companies. It grew into a information technology security platform and was used worldwide, even becoming part of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

With an achievement like this you would believe that William Saito would be finished inventing and being involved with tech. That is not the case, he has went on to work with biometric technologies. The idea for the fingerprint encryption we take for granted today on most devices was the brain child of William. He has also been a Special Advisor for Japan’s Ministry of Economy, William is a well known and awarded individual in the IT and cyber security areas in Japan.

William Saito recently has published a book entitled An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur. The book goes over his early times at working with technology in the 1980’s and getting into the market. William being a first generation American born to Japanese parents, his language skills he struggled with, however his passion for finding out what made things work exploded. William Saito has worked with stockbroker firm Merrill Lynch writing simple programs when he was in junior high.

Throughout his life William Saito has been involved one way or the other in the computer landscape. The I/O company became so popular that Microsoft bought it in 2005. He now is the CEO of his company InTecur, a consultant firm that helps private and public areas with information technology strategies. His company also helps and advises on every changing cyber security threats. William has even served as an advisor for Japanese political areas, and is considered a cyber security expert. There seems like nothing is holding back this computer genius for our new digital age.

http://analystoffinance.com/2018/05/william-saito-startups/

Alex Pall Struggles to Maintain Relevance with Chainsmokers’ New Direction

According to Alex Pall, one half of the hit EDM duo the Chainsmokers, what makes them better artists is that they strive to become better artists. Pall, a New York based DJ, formed the Chainsmokers with Andrew Taggart back in 2012. Despite their mainstream success the group is still fairly new, their breakout single “#Selfie” debuting back in 2014. In the four years since the group has charted many songs, and has also pushed the boundaries of EDM. Where most DJ’s are content to stay behind a booth, and mix synthscapes out of other artists’ work, the Chainsmokers like to create their own. Both Pall and Taggart are very active in the songwriting of their music, contributing in part or in whole to most of their songs. Taggart also began providing lead vocals for their songs with the release of “Closer”, which charted in 2016. An EDM DJ singing to their music like a concert is hitherto unheard of, but for the Chainsmokers it is about discovering their identity.

According to Pall the music communicates deeply to their listeners, and the group’s main goal is to increase that communication. They want their music to make a statement, to stay interesting, and to keep their audience engaged. Pall calls it a constant discussion about identity, preference, and where they are going. Neither Pall nor Taggart every expected to get as big as they are, and their quest for relevance sees them trying new things. They definitely do not want to be that group whose music sounds like another groups, or worse become considered a rip off of themselves. To avoid that the duo constantly works, constantly pushes, gets together every day, and strives to find their identity. It is this hard work that Pall believes makes them better artists.

The duo’s latest single “Sick Boy” is already making waves, with many commenting on how it is darker than all their other work. The song is the first of a series that explores the darker side of culture. For Pall and Taggart is another step on the road to identity.

https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/the-chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers’ Key Achievements in 2018

At the start of the Billboard Music awards, famous singer and voice coach Kelly Clarkson opened up with a speech about the school shooting that recently happened in Texas. The school shooting left ten victims dead and another ten injured. Kelly opened up the awards with tears in her eyes and in her speech she said, “I’m so sick of moments of silence — why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening?” The school wanted her to do a moment of silence but she insisted that she wanted a moment of change because we have had so many moment of silences, and it is time to take action.

Later on in the show The Chainsmokers along with singer, Halsey honored the late artist Avicii at the awards. Avicii was a big inspiration to the chainsmokers and so before they awarded the song “Despacito” they payed tribute to their late friend. Andrew and Alex said, “an artist who inspired so many in so many ways and meant so much to us and the EDM community.” and Halsey joined in and added that Avicii was a treasure to the music industry, and she went on to tell listeners that Avicii’s death should be an eye opener for others with family members or loved ones with mental health problems. She added the awareness of supporting loved ones who suffer with mental illness because unfortunately, Avicii took his own life back in April, and his death saddened the lives of millions.

The chainsmokers won an awards and dedicated it to Avicii. They stated that Avicii is the reason they were able to believe in their dreams, and that they hoped he found peace where he was at.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/08/26/why_the_chainsmokers_closer_featuring_halsey_is_no_1_on_the_hot_100.html

The Academy of Art University Created the AR App Tenderfeels to Make San Francisco More Beautiful

The Academy of Art University is working to make the world more beautiful. The Academy competed in a recent event sponsored by Tech in the Tenderloin in conjunction with the San Francisco Salvation Army Kroc Center. Four Academy students presented Tenderfeels, an app utilizing augmented reality, to the Chief Innovation Officer of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation.

If adopted, Tenderfeels will help make the vibrant but economically challenged Tenderloin neighborhood safer for the approximately 25,000 people who live in the quarter-square-mile location. While historically rich, dynamic, and centrally located, the Tenderloin experiences one of the highest rates of crime and poverty in the city.

Tenderfeels

The Academy of Art University School of Game Development competed against students from schools such as University of California Berkeley, Penn State, and Standford Universities. The idea: to employ augmented or virtual reality (AR/VR) to discover community and social-focused solutions customized for the unique Tenderloin neighborhood.

Augmented reality uses graphics, sounds, and tactile feedback, and these data points are joined into the natural world. AR creates a fusion with the existing natural setting and then interposes virtual data on top of that information. The Tenderfeels app allows people to communicate in real time by collecting information contributed by Tenderloin residents as they interact with their environment. The goal: empowering people and organizations implementing solutions.

The Academy of Art University

The Academy is a privately owned for-profit school established by Richard S. Stephens as the Academy of Advertising Art in 1929.

The Academy now boasts 283 full-time teachers, a robust part-time teaching staff of 1154 members, and educates approximately 12,600 students, which may make it the largest privately owned art and design school in the US. The main campus is located in fashionable SOMA, demonstrating the school motto: “Built by artists for artists.”

Accreditation

The Academy of Art University offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees with classes available in traditional campus settings and online. Academy of Art University has earned regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Find out more about Academy of Art University: http://www.fashionschooldaily.com/

Richard Dwayne Blair’s Financial Approaches

Every person desires to attain financial success and independence. However, not many understand how to get there. It is always important to explore various ways in which you can ensure that your money works for you and the time you attain the retirement age, there is nothing to worry about.

Sometimes it takes a professional to help you with this journey and Richard Dwayne Blair is one such individuals. Blair has vast experience is asset management and has helped hundreds of people in the greater Austin, Texas to achieve their financial goals.

According to Richard Blair who is also a financial advisor at Wealth Solution, every individual requires a plan to be able to achieve a certain level of financial independence or success. Richard Dwayne Blair has three approaches that he uses to help his clients reach their financial goals. The three pillar approach helps him look and keenly assess the current financial status of each client and use that to generate a holistic financial solution.

The first pillar

This is the first phase that Richard Blair uses to help his clients. It is meant to help him come up with a financial roadmap for each of his clients. He does this by finding out several things about his clients such as their goals, strengths, ability to handle risks and growth opportunities available to them. This phase is also important because it helps in establishing a stronger relationship between Richard Dwayne Blair and his clients.

The second pillar

This phase is meant to generate an effective as well as a long-term investment strategy that mainly focuses on the unique individual goals as well as liquidity needs of the client. During this phase, Richard Blair carefully and actively reallocates and manages the assets of his clients to ensure that they attract maximum returns while avoiding loses at all costs.

The third pillar

After identifying the financial goals of every client and developing various strategies that would offer them enough liquidity growth, Richard Dwayne Blair finally moves to the last financial pillar. The last pillar basically involves implementing and monitoring. Richard Blair at this phase tracts every client’s financial performance and compares them with their earlier goals to determine if they have achieved them or not.

Find out more about Richard Dwayne Blair: http://weeklyopinion.com/2018/03/smaller-local-wealth-managers-richard-dwayne-blair-trusted-option-big-banks/

Development of OSI Industries To International Market

OSI Industries is a global food supplier organization. It started as a small butcher for the community, then it came to become Otto & Sons to supply in the region. Technology is what has made OSI Industries become successful. They ensure their products are supplied consistently, affordable, and also consumer driven which are transported from far to reach the consumer.

The technology breakthrough made the evolving of OSI Industries company in the late 1960s where it made tasks to become affordable and easier. It had brought the relationship closer with McDonald’s. Freezing process is a technology which is a cryogenic food processing where food becomes frozen quickly using liquid nitrogen. It created the best opportunity for expansion of the products where cost was reduced.

Otto & Sons were in a better position due to the close relationship with McDonald’s. in 1973, Otto & Sons had built its first plant which was dedicated to McDonald’s product line. It was an improvement of technology where they put an advanced machine which was for flash freezing of hamburger patties. The product that was not meant for McDonald was folded and called Glenmark brand which continued serving the local retail markets and restaurants.

The company had become a two-track company. It was a stable local supplier and also a rapid growing Midwest which was the provider and it came to be the greatest world corporation. So that to become recognized and transition process, Otto & Sons turned to become the current OSI Industries in 1975. The change of their name had codified the 75 years they had transformed after starting from a family butcher shop and ended up as a technologically advanced company which was operating on manufacturers scale.

The other transition aspect was changing the company’s leadership. It is up to this point where Kolschowsky family members who were running Otto & Sons, but after it was transitioned to become a larger entity by expanding internationally, the sons reached retirement year. They asked Sheldon Lavin to join them as their partner.

The company has now concentrated its manufacturing capabilities responding to McDonald’s growth continuation. They started by opening their first facility located in Chicago. The company started becoming a sprawling multinational corporation. Its joint ventures with German (1978) and Spain(1980) after breaking into the international market. The growth of the international sector which leads to sophisticated capitalization and negotiation resulted in early 1980 making Lavin the chairman and the CEO of the company.

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Latest News On The Fortress Investment Group

SBG and the subsidiaries of SBG own all of the outstanding Fortress Investment Group shares in the market. The regulators have approved this merger along with the share holders of the Fortress Investment Group.The Class A shares of the Fortress Investment Group were each converted in to the right to receive eight dollars and eight cents per share in cash. The merger proceeds are outlined in the Fortress Investment Group Definitive Proxy and are to be distributed in accordance with that. The Fortress Investment Group stock will no longer trade on the New York Stock Exchange and will be taken off the exchange. The Fortress Investment Group will still operate in New York as an independent business would operate.

Peter Briger, Wes Edens, and randy Nardone will all still run the Fortress Investment Group together as a team.The Fortress Investment Group has roughly $26.1 Billion in assets under management, and is an alternative asset management firm. The Fortress Investment Group was founded in 1998 and has roughly 1,750 clients, who are both institutional investors and private investors. The clients have access to a variety of different alternative investments, including Real Estate Investments, Private Equity Investments, Permanent Capital Investments, and Debt Capital Markets.

The SoftBank Group is a global technology company. It is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is a holding company that has a variety of subsidiaries, including internet service companies, artificial intelligence companies, clean energy technology providers, and IoT companies. The company is focused on buying and holding information based companies to drive the information revolution.The culture of the Fortress Investment Group will onto change much, as it is still run by the same group of people that founded it. Since it will still operate the same way, the company will continue to focus on distressed debt capital markets.