The Chainsmokers Reveal Their Process

The Chainsmokers came into the music industry with their hit song #selfie in 2014. Since then they have continued to rise through the ranks of the music industry. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart created this production and DJ duo in 2012. At the AMAs in 2016 they won Collaboration of the Year and in 2017 they won Favourite Electronic/Dance Music Artist. They have also won awards ranging from Most Performed Song to Top Hot 100 Song over the few years they have been around.

Recently they brought us into their studio to show us what really goes into the process of making a hit song with their latest song “Somebody”. This song is a mix of modular synth work and vocals moved up a pitch.

Their process includes messing around on a keyboard as well as a normal piano. A lot of their music is created through a laptop as well. They use a program to mess with pitches of vocals and mix all of their keyboard and piano work together with their vocals.

Since posting this short one minute clip of their studio work, they have promised to show us a more in depth tutorial of how they created the song “Somebody”. Even just the little taste they have given us, makes for an interesting show though. It’s not every day you see a song produced by only two people a keyboard and a laptop. But then again, Taggart has described their music as “blurring the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip hop” so you really don’t know what to expect when it comes to their studio.

They clearly know what the anatomy of a hit song is though. They have been nominated for over 54 awards and won 27. Their songs hit the top 100 charts in many different countries including the US, Canada, and the UK over and over again. You can’t go anywhere without hearing The Chainsmoker song on the Radio, and once you hear it, it’s almost impossible to get it out of your head with how catchy their beats are.

https://www.etonline.com/halsey-and-the-chainsmokers-remember-avicii-in-heartfelt-tributes-at-the-2018-bbmas-102669

Louis Chenevert at UTC management

Louis Chenevert is a Canadian businessman who has made a great impact in all the organizations he has worked for. Although he is no longer in active business management activities, he still takes part as a part-time financial adviser to different business organizations. His track record before he retired from the aerospace industry was spectacular. He made changes which affected not only his company but the entire aerospace industry. His strength was in managing production departments of the organizations he worked for. As a business person, he had success running the operations of the different companies he was working for because he believed that the production aspect of every business determines how the others will perform. If it is not good, the whole company will face the consequences.

Louis Chenevert story is clear. He took the normal genuine path that every genuinely competed business leader takes. He started working at General Motors after graduating from HEC Montreal with a degree in production management. At GM, he was very productive, and within a short time, he had moved from a normal employee to a production manager. A few years later he was appointed the Production General Manager in charge of production in the whole assembling plant. He spent 14 years here before leaving for other companies.

In 1993, there was an opportunity for him to switch to another industry. Pratt & Whitney was looking for a production manager to boost its production capabilities. With the experience Louis Chenevert had from the auto industry, he easily earned the position. The company was not performing well at the time, but due to the insight and hard work of Louis Chenevert, there were major improvements. The operations of the company were back up, and the company was making very good results.

At Pratt & Whitney, he quickly becomes one of the most influential business leaders and earned promotion to lead United Technologies Corporation. UTC is a conglomerate that has other multi-billion dollar companies. Under his management, UTC developed the first geared turbofan engine which is being used by both commercial and military aircraft manufacturing companies.

http://www.courant.com/business/hc-goldman-sachs-louis-chenevert-20150909-story.html

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi Will Remain The Most Memorable CEO Of SA Banco Bradesco

Brazilian-based Banco Bradesco is one of the popular banks across South America. It became into existence in 1943 after it was founded by Amador Aguiar in Marilia, Sao Paulo. Since the bank began operating, it has had three presidents and four executives which indicates that it has the most successful and honorable executives. One of the most recognized executives of Bradesco is Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi. The exemplary leader has served as the CEO and president of the company and has proven his ability to foster growth. As he prepares to exit the company this year, his success and achievements remain profound in the company.

Career at Bradesco
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi began his career at Bradesco when he was still a teenager. In 1969, he applied for his first employment at the bank as the Clerk in the Marilia branch. After serving in the position for two years, he was transferred to the company’s headquarter in Sao Paulo at. His success did not stop there; in 1984, Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi was appointed the marketing director of Bradesco. Due to his visionary skills of leadership, he later became the executive director of Bradesco’s private pension sector. Here, he served for 6 years before being promoted to the position of the vice president. In 2005, he Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi became the president of the insurance company, a position that made him more famous. He was then elected as the company’s CEO in 2009 and later became the Chairman.

Read more: Bradesco anuncia novo presidente: Octavio de Lazari Junior vai substituir Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi


Performance as the president
It was his role as the president of Bradesco that Luiz Carlos Trabuco became famous in the Brazilian banking sector and across the globe. The extra-ordinary performer worked with other company executives to ensure that all the company sectors ran smoothly and showcased functional outlook that ensured prosperity. Luiz Carlos Trabuco was able to raise the company’s market share from 23% to 25%. The most shocking aspect of his leadership was the fact that he raised the profits of the company’s insurance sector up from 26 percent to 35 percent. Because of this evident progress, Luiz Carlos Trabuco has always been recognized as a forward thinker and business acumen.

Most lucrative deal
During his tenure as the president of the company, Luiz Carlos Trabuco was able to acquire HSBC’s Brazilian branch in 2015. The deal is the most recognized as it cost the company a total amount of $5.2 billion. In effect, Bradesco increased its market share which made it become a leader in the financial sector as it was able to outperform his major competitor, Unibanco. The company’s services including loans granted, deposits, and assets grew tremendously over time.

Overview
Amidst the challenges that the company has faced under Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi’s leadership, he remained determined to take the company to the highest levels. He has worked in Bradesco for over 40 years which proves his experience at the company. Although he is soon leaving, his mark will remain at Bradesco for many years.

Search more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi: http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/mercado/2017/10/1926243-proximo-presidente-do-bradesco-saira-da-diretoria-do-banco-diz-trabuco.shtml

Drew Madden and Other Healthcare IT Experts will Shape the American Healthcare Trends in 2018

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), an organization advancing health information professional practice and standards, published a report outlining health data management trends likely to shape the healthcare industry in 2018. Some of the patterns include informatics, data analytics, clinical documentation, and privacy and security.

AHIMA is betting on data analysts, IT experts, and other professionals to drive change in the sector. While there are many IT experts in the American healthcare industry, some such as Drew Madden, a managing partner at Evergreen Healthcare Partners, have carved a niche in electronic medical records. Madden and other like-minded entrepreneurs are the determinants of whether AHIMA’s predictions will come true or otherwise.

The use of electronic health records (EHRs) is gaining traction in America. While EHRs have revolutionized the healthcare industry, AHIMA believes there is still a room to improve the innovation. For instance, processes that capture data in EHR are cumbersome, and AHIMA is hoping that they will be streamlined. AHIMA is optimistic that simplifying such processes will mitigate physician burnout.

There is no doubt technology is the best innovation that ever happened to the healthcare sector. However, the healthcare industry, just like other sectors of the economy that are now overly reliant on technology, is grappling with privacy and security issues. Nevertheless, AHIMA stresses that cybersecurity challenges are likely to be sorted out in 2018 if all the provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and HITECH Act are implemented successfully. Some of the provisions of the acts include “minimum necessary” requirements, data sharing, mental health information, etc.

Drew Madden

The healthcare IT entrepreneur has continued to assert himself as a revolutionary leader and forward-thinking expert ready to fire every bullet in his arsenal to uncover game-changing solutions to healthcare related problems. Drew Madden is a managing partner at Evergreen Healthcare Partners. The company focusses on what Drew Madden is passionate about: EHR.

Before joining Evergreen, Drew Madden was the president of Nordic Consulting Partners. His five-year tenure as the president of Nordic, the leading Epic consulting company, saw the company witness tremendous growth in terms of revenues, workforce, and client partners.

Sightsavers Saving the Worlds Vision

Sightsavers has two main missions; first, to protect the world from avoidable diseases that cause blindness; and, second, to have people who suffer from disabilities participate equally in society. Their first goal, as their name suggest, is to protect peoples vision. One way they do this is by traveling to the poorest countries in the world where they offer not only education on how these diseases can be avoided, but also treatment for people whose eyesight is suffering. Their second goal, to create equality for the disabled, is accomplished by offering vocational training that allows these children to attend school.

Recently, on the Sightsavers blog, an article was posted about the importance of teaching poor countries, like Uganda, about personal hygiene and how it can help fight trachoma, a disease that causes blindness. Unfortunately, trachoma is highly contagious and can very simply be passed from person to person by dirty faces and/or hands. This is precisely why it is critical these communities are taught about good hygiene.

In order to fight the spread of this disease, cross-sector collaboration has to take place. The key to these cross-sector collaborations being successful is that they have to gain the residence trust. For example, in Uganda, the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) organization is an organization that has earned the peoples trust and is also working to improve the current sanitation methods within the country. Additionally, WASH is working to create access to clean water, bathrooms, and hand and face washing centers, all of which improve personal hygiene and sanitation; which, in turn, are connected to the elimination of trachoma.

The Skew on Sean Penn’s noval- “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”

Sean Penn’s very alert and ready to fire, when it comes to his new novel- “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. A recent interview with Vogue, Sean depicts his truth and reasoning for writing the novel- “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”- When reading this book he wants his audience to indulge on the different topics and or situations that Bob Honey the main character goes through. We as Americans can possibly relate in different aspects that’s depicted in- “Bob Honey Who Just Do stuff”. He wants this novel to inspire a movement. A movement that may stir social equality, and or a take action with no recourse. Reading the interview you will get a sense of what you can take from reading the novel- “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”. Sean does not want to be compared to any other influencer.

 

Sean Penn, wants the reader when reading the novel- “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” to create a space within the mind to stir a social conversation. He wants the many different subjects rather Politics or the #Metoo movement to be a spark within society. “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” is apart of Sean Penn’s side that is already known of him to be. He’s bold witty and just like the character’s he plays in his films, he takes charge.

 

When reading the Novel- “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” inspect to see inside a mans truth of what this America is to him, while playing out his own America in his life. Penn wants the audience to take this novel and try to become understanding of what ones mind and or thoughts and actions can lead too. Bob Honey is no saint, but you will see where some situations will arise that will question his moral on life and personal situations. Bob Honey who’s character is also an under cover assassin for the U.S. government has a moral insight to do good by his country, but within his personal life it does not work out well. Penn take on the character in the novel- “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff” will go through a lot of different aspects in his life that will make him question his existence, his being in the world. This novel takes on a lot of major topics going on in our society today. Topics of trust, secrets, politics, social injustice and domestic abuse.

 

“Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff”- Sean Penn’s take on the novel and reasoning behind making it a reality, is to bring to light topics from the 2016 election era and the dirty little secrets still unravelling in Hollywood today. The character started out first on Sean Penn and Frances McDormand podcast. It was a way to vent and scream about the different rhythms of our nation.

Alex Pall on the Chainsmokers

Introduction

Subsequent to the release of their new single “Closer, Mathias Rosenzweig decided to sit down with the duo that forms the Chainsmokers. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, the two DJ’s behind the sound of the Chainsmokers, wanted to discuss their new single and the identity that they are attempting to build for themselves. This establishing identity is very different to many of the identities that currently exist in the EDM scene due to the fact that the group would like to be more intimate and open with their fans; such intimacy commonly does not exist among EDM artists and their fans. Mathis, Alex, and Andrew discussed how the group will continue to grow and change as their audience follows suit.

Alex Pall

Alex Pall, the voice from the Chainsmokers that is not heard on “Closer”, began working with Andrew Taggart after doing DJ work in New York City with the duo’s current manager. Though DJing was originally just a hobby for Alex, once Andrew moved from Maine, he decided to quit his job and pursue his hobby full-time.

Though the Chainsmokers originally started with Alex and another member, the second member of the duo was later replaced by Andrew. The two instantly clicked and developed an ear for music and a work ethic that was nearly unrivaled. The two worked together almost all day, every day, on their music. Over the years, the two aimed to distinguish themselves from other artists and developed music that was a fusion between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip-hop.

Though the two, like other artists in the industry, have songwriters work with them, they pride themselves on writing their own music at times. What differs in their work with songwriters is that they help guide the songwriters as the song is being written, giving them input about the song and what they would like to talk about. The songs that both Alex and Andrew want to release is aimed at representing their own lives and reflecting the world around them. The two strive to meet the goal despite their label’s push for them to just release albums.
https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/the-chainsmokers

Clayton Hutson Gives Artists Better Sound

Clayton Hutson works as a musical engineer so he can help artists while they’re on tour. He’s an expert at acoustics and other sound things and that helps him make sure things are working for the people he tries helping. He also knows there are positive experiences he can take advantage of as long as he’s doing everything the right way. While Clayton Hutson knows how to help artists, he does it so more people have a chance to try things on their own. He also does his best job possible because he wants more people to experience the positive opportunities they have in the business. Artists who are big and small all appreciate everything Clayton Hutson does. He shows them they can get a better experience and they can have someone who knows how to actually help them through different opportunities. He has a lot of goals for doing these things and that’s a big part of the work he puts into his own business.

 

When Clayton Hutson works with artists like Kid Rock and The Chainsmokers, he knows his work determines a lot for them. They often have big shows and that makes it easier for him to show them they can do things right. It also makes it easier for Clayton Hutson to make choices with the sound engineering he’s doing. He always wants other people to continue seeing what they can get from different situations. Even when Clayton Hutson works to provide people with these options, he gives them positive experiences. He also likes showing people how they can make things better and how they can do everything that will keep improving the shows.

 

For Clayton Hutson, the point of all this is giving back to everyone in different communities. It’s also how he plans on helping other people and how he spends his time offering different opportunities to those in need of his help. As long as Clayton Hutson knows what people need, he feels good about the options he has. He also feels there are things that will keep getting better so he can use them to improve the situations. Learn more: http://runninglip.com/music/industry-insight-with-production-manager-clay-hutson/

Sahm Adrangi Negative Reoprt

Sahm Adrangi of Kerrisdale Capital thinks KODAKONE and KODAKCoin are limping animals for Kodak owners. In early February 2018, Sahm Adrangi published a scathing review criticizing the shady business announcements of Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:KODK.) Sahm Adrangi points out the recent business announcements resulting in the meteoric 187% rise of KODK stock prices are nothing more than hollow hype without any true success.

Basically, Sahm Adrangi argues that the Eastman Kodak Company’s recent announcement about an impending partnership to launch a blockchain-enabled image licensing platform is nothing more than a sham to aggressively capture interest in this generation’s ICO craze. Sahm Adrangi goes as far to point out many of the shady practices within his report. One of the larger flaws in Kodak’s handling of this blockchain and cryptocurrency project is the convenient extra shares granted to the Kodak board members a mere twenty-four hours before this announcement.

Mr. Adrangi goes so far as to call this business venture nothing more than a pr stunt. It appears as if the impending arrival of KODAKOne and KODAKCoin is a sham to raise stock prices for the board members to take advantage of before they inevitably succumb to the dreaded reality of bankruptcy. In this day and age, an aging commercial printing and imaging company must reach for some way to slow the tide of mounting debt.

In his report, Sahm Adrangi mentions the six-year prior bankruptcy Kodak previously went through. He points out Kodaks inability to negate negative free cash flow and frivolous failed promises on long-term projects. The situation is excruciatingly dire for Kodak, and it seems as if history is doomed to repeat itself, regardless of these new blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Kodak is effectively a sinking ship selling buckets instead of using said buckets to remove the waters sinking them.

http://fortune.com/2016/04/21/sahm-adrangi-kerrisdale-short-sale/

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sahm-adrangis-kerrisdale-capital-issues-negative-report-on-eastman-kodak-company-300594897.html

Securus Technologies devises solution to flood of illegal cellphones

When the first cellular phones began appearing on the mass market in the mid-‘80s, they were large and extremely heavy devices. So bulky were the early cellular phones that they could usually only be installed in a car. They often took up a large portion of the available trunk space and required separate handset, transmission and antenna units.

 

These phones were also extremely expensive. The first cellular phones cost nearly $10,000 in todays money, and a typical monthly bill could easily amount to a quarter of that amount. Thus, throughout much of the 1980s, cellular phones were a status symbol, used by the rich, famous and upper-crust professionals, like high-end lawyers and doctors.

 

But as the ‘80s turned into the ‘90s, cellphones began to miniaturize. The first handheld cellphones were still as large and heavy as bricks. But this began to change in the early 1990s. The first truly portable cellphones were contained in bags similar in size to a large purse. But by the year 1995, flip-phones that could easily fit in a user’s pocket had become ubiquitous.

 

By the year 2000, cellular networks had begun to proliferate throughout the United States. Phones were now far less powerful than the first examples from the ‘80s. This was due to the fact that the proliferation of cell towers required far less energy to transmit as phone transmission follows a power law. At the same time, computing power had continued to increase exponentially, and the size of computational equipment had continued to shrink. All of this added up to cellphones that were small enough to be hid almost anywhere and that were cheap enough so that anyone could afford to own and use one.

 

Overall, this trend was great for the U.S. economy. However, it presented some real problems for the nation’s prisons. A flood of contraband cellphones began pouring into the nation’s carceral institutions. It didn’t take long before dangerous gangs were using these devices to intimidate witnesses, order hits on rivals, carry out drug deals and even put out hits on prison staff. The miniaturized cellphone was quickly proving to be a thorn in the side of the U.S. justice system.

 

The problem continued to worsen, with many hundreds of cases each year of criminal gangs using cellphones to carry out vicious and dangerous crimes. Then, in 2015, Securus Technologies announced that it had devised a solution to the nation’s contraband phone problem. The solution was known as the Wireless Containment System, a device that is capable of blocking 100 percent of illegal cellular calls originating from within the property of a prison.

 

The WCS has proven to be the death knell of illegal cell phones, completely removing the ability of gangs to use contraband phones in order to wreak havoc on prisons and the public.