Ann Scango is a visual artist and sculptor based out of Austin, TX. She uses polyurethane foam and found objects in molding and collage techniques to create 3D pieces. Her aim is to capture the link between human and nature. These pieces are reflected in her business venture the Scango Collection. Scango is the founder and curator of the Scango Collection which focuses on empowering female artists by supporting their work. She buys from both established female artists as well as relatively unknown artists. In this collection Scango is able to combine her many passions and help support the people and causes that matter to her.
In her article Motherhood and Art Scango explores one of the things that drives her creativity, motherhood. Scango points out that motherhood has been an important motif in art throughout history. From classical depictions of the Virgin Mary with her baby Jesus to modern new born photography, motherhood has been depicted in art through time. In her article Scango explores the different facets of motherhood through art.
Ann Scango begins by looking at the pain that motherhood can bring in her exploration of the similarities between Käthe Kollwitz’s sketch, Frau mit Totem Kind and Michelangelo Buonarroti’s Pieta. She then looks at the excitement and vigor that motherhood can bring to a woman in her breakdown of Alice Neel’s Nancy and Olivia. Finally, she explores the physical changes that motherhood brings with her critique of Senga Nengudi’s R.S.V.P. Her article brings to light the different ways that motherhood is portrayed in art throughout time. She sums it all up in the conclusion of her article, “the female portrayal of motherhood in art is something so vivid, emotional and at times surreal that the only way to appreciate such pieces are by understanding what it takes to be a mother in the first place.”
William Saito is a cyber security expert and frequent contributor to Forbes. In the August 8, 2017 issue, Mr. Saito discusses ways to prevent the consequences of ransomware. Proper implementation of cyber security at the organizational level depends on the ability of corporate leadership to effectively detect cyber threats and to prevent them from escalating. Encouraging employees to communicate openly and to remain connected to electronic networks will ensure that vulnerabilities are detected early and that remedies are proactively applied. By automating and integrating security into the workplace, corporations can ensure that their electronic systems remain resilient and user friendly.
Mr. Saito demonstrated his programming skills while still in elementary school and founded his first company while in high school. At that time, he learned to disassemble and reassemble a computer, leading to a life-long passion for learning the mechanics of software and its inner functioning. Years later, his growing proficiency with programming languages led to an internship at Merrill-Lynch, where he built mathematical models of the company’s stock offerings.
While in college, Mr. Saito established I/O Software, a company that focused on creating authentication tools, and developed internet connection software with companies such as Datastorm Technologies and NEC. The growing success of I/O Software allowed William and his co-founders to establish the first company office in Rancho Cucamonga, and to eventually pioneer fingerprint recognition software. For this innovation, William Salto was named the Ernst & Young 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year.
The founders of I/O software eventually became encryption experts, adding this skill to their arsenal of cyber security tools, before selling the company to Microsoft in the early 2000s. In addition to his authoring multiple articles and a major book about cyber security, William Saito has advised several governments across the globe on matters related to computer security.
In town for Interpol World 2017, William Saito, special adviser to Japan’s cabinet, talks about the Japan-EU trade deal and the third arrow in Abenomics.
Wealth Solutions has helped many people in Austin, Texas, on business and investment matters. One thing that goes out clear is that any company doing great things in a community has a strong and gifted leader behind it. Richard Dwayne Blair happens to be the owner, and also the founder of this great Texas-based company. Through Wealth Solutions, Richard has managed to change the lives of his community people and his clients as well. He believes in creating a positive impact in any place he goes, and through any company or foundation he starts.
Richard has run this Investment Advisory firm for over 20 years now. When it comes to wealth management, Richard is the man to consult. He has crafted numerous wealth management strategies in this industry, and this has made him a business icon. He has more than five specialties in this industry. He knows how to analyze the investment industry and then decide the strategy his clients should use. The name Richard Dwayne Blair has given to his strategy is “Three Pillars.” He uses this strategy in most of the financial decisions he makes.
Before someone invests in any industry, Richard believes their abilities and financial stability should be assessed. He says a good financial planning strategy could only be designed once the financial background has been assessed. In his first pillar, Richard Dwayne Blair assesses whether the client would tolerate the risk involved, and if their goals and strengths would match the opportunity available.
Richard always has the client’s specific needs in mind when designing the second pillar. He has been in the research field for a long time, and this has helped him to develop some great attributes. He first analyzes the investment or project to be done and finds out which capital would be best for it. His third pillar is all about implementing the developed strategy. Although the clients eventually achieve their goals, Richard Dwayne advises them to be wise while executing any investment plan. The investment plan should not only be put into action, but it should also be compared with other goals and monitored closely.
The corporate world is not for the people who are faint hearted. The few individuals who have been fortunate to establish themselves in the complicated market are those that understand how to work hard and at the same time be extremely patient with the investment they have made. The American market, for instance, is very competitive at the moment. The country has been experiencing a lot of financial growth over the years, and investors from all over the world have decided that they will invest their wealth in the country. This means that it is quite difficult for a professional who is not well prepared to start an investment and make it successful in this country. Some of the wealthiest and most respected personalities in the globe are based in America. One of these few personalities goes by the name Randal Nardone.
Randal Nardone is a name that has been making a lot of appearances, especially in the American corporate world. Nardone has taken the finance department in the globe with a storm because of his great influence. Although Nardone has business interests in various departments in many parts of the country, he is respected because of his numerous contributions in the founding of a large company that is known as Fortress Investment Group LCC. Nardone has acquired a lot of popularity over the recent times because of the great role he has been taking in the financial services company. His story in this global company shows that the businessman is hard working and very dedicated in all the activities he undertakes and more
Randal Nardone holds the prestigious position of principal and chief executive officer at the international financial services company named Fortress Investment Group. Randal assisted in starting the company in the year 1998, and he has been given the role of CEO because of the commitment he had shown the other co-founders when the company was starting. Randal Nardone has been taking his numerous roles in the company with a lot of seriousness, and this explains why he has gained the respect of the stakeholders in the company.
Getting appointed to serve as the chief executive officer of a global firm is not an easy task that is given to anyone. Nardone was fortunate to land the prestigious position because of his academic qualifications and the kind of expertise he has been getting in the market over the years. Randal Nardone knows the market so well, and he always takes time to ensure that he makes the perfect decision that will only make the company profitable.
As an event organizer for the music industry, Clay Hutson takes pride in being able to put on shows that are memorable for all of the right reasons. That may be why his own company rose to the top, while the recession was putting other similar companies out of business. In fact, it was the recession that prompted Clay to try his own business and he has never looked back.
Mr. Hutson says he gained his education through practical experience, working for other event production companies for several years. Each one of those previous positions taught him something valuable and he took those tools and skills with him, when he launched his own business. Those past experiences have even helped Clay hone his visualization skills, so he can imagine what he wants to get out of each event ahead of time.
Once he has a clear idea about the look, sounds, and feel for the event he’s planning, Hutson uses his CAD skills to bring the experience to life in a more visual way. This helps his team to see what he has in mind and it aids him in seeing what needs adjusting or correcting. In the end, it’s Clay’s business, so he wants to ensure every event is something that can fill him with pride and satisfaction.
Looking at his industry as a whole, Mr. Hutson says he’s excited about tech advances in general, but is happy that lighting has changed. He says it’s nice to be able to supply the same type of lighting with less equipment and with equipment that’s less bulky. Additionally, he says he hopes to see artists stop relying on video. Clay would rather see more artists like Lady Gaga, who do more on stage, as far as actual performing. He’ll be happier to see video projections on stage become a passing trend.
Even before he started working in the field, Clay Hutson knew he wanted to be involved with live performances of some kind. He earned his BFA in theater design and technical production from Central Michigan University, before attending University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. While there, he earned his MBA, which has helped him in his entrepreneurial endeavor. Learn more: http://www.etnow.com/news/2017/8/ver-drives-onerepublics-honda-civic-tour-production
Clay has been the production manager for Getagrip Touring for the past 19 years and, since 2001, he has also been the vice president in charge of production for Ronin Event Creative. Mr. Hutson has also served as the production manager on tours for Prince and Jennifer Nettles. Today, he also organizes events for some of rock music’s biggest artists, including Kid Rock and Garbage.
Christopher Burch is an American investor, with a keen interest in fashion and technology. In college, he would buy sweaters and resell them at a profit to his fellow college mates. From this small door to door business he was conducting together with his brother, he created the Eagle’s Eye Company. Later on the company got a manufacturer and expanded to other campuses and in one decade the company had made sales worth $140 million. His passion for fashion and investing pushed him to launch The Tory Burch which was a fashion label created by his wife with his aid.
In an article published in Engadget Chris takes us through the journey the fashion industry and the technology industry have gone through and how the two are related. Fashion goes hand in hand with technology. Technology in fact brings new information and ideas that are used by the people in the fashion industry to come up with more creative and more beautiful things to the world. Technology also gives designers and businesses new ways of doing things and of getting things done. For instance now people can easily reuse or recycle other products to come up with creative designs and products that are received well in the market.
The articles adds that technology also benefits so much from fashion. Sometimes technology is invented and introduced in the market but people may not feel it or get to know it. Fashion being more popular with all generations it easy for the technology to get attention if it is introduced in the fashion industry. These two therefore do complement one another and therefore should continue being used together for the benefit of the both industries. Entrepreneurs in the fashion and technology industry have a leaf to borrow from the article.
Christopher Burch is currently the founder and the chief executive officer at Burch Creative Capital whose purpose is to create value in strategic and unique ways. With more than 30 years of experience in investments and entrepreneurship he has gained so much skills that have enabled him steer the company into the right direction. He has a keen interest in marketing and branding and uses his intuition to make the right decisions for the companies he has spearheaded. Additionally, he has aided in the rise of fifty companies and more using his skills and expertise to make it happen. Chris shares his knowledge and skills with other entrepreneurs by writing his expertise views on different sites.
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