Well-Respected Non-Profit Organization: The American Institute of Architects

    As a well-respected non-profit organization with an impressive, storied past, The American Institute of Architects has a long-term focus on stressing the importance of areas of sustainability and health care for designers and architects.

With a long, storied tradition and history as a non-profit organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), has been in existence since 1857 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Originally founded by 13 architects the AIA has a total of 90 thousand members. The AIA also has 260 unique chapters, which are located worldwide.

AIA believes in promoting the value of architecture and providing its architects with the resources that they need to be the best at their jobs. In Robert Ivy’s position as president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AIA, he believes in guiding his fellow architects to think above and beyond their fields and to focus on areas of sustainability and public health issues. Ivy hopes for a future where architects and designers develop structures that address and solve current roadblocks involved in public health and design.

Robert Ivy believes strongly in the mantra that architecture can have a deep impact on a plethora of different areas of concern. Whether that design or architecture is targeting a solution to a disaster relief scenario or improving health, the modern philosophy of AIA is to focus on non-traditional, out of the box thinking and designing. Mr. Ivy noted that design projects, which focused on addressing issues of the public health date back to the swamp draining of Washington, D.C. He also stated that the Olmstead design of Central Park in New York did as well.

At an important Clinton Global Initiative’s meeting in September of 2012, the AIA declared their commitment over a ten-year span to generate solutions and additional programs that focused on public health, sustainability, and other areas of long-term concern, like natural disasters occurring in urban areas. AIA pledged to assist universities and research grants.

In addition to Robert Ivy’s impressive work history, his educational resume includes a Masters of Architecture earned at Tulane and a Bachelor’s of Arts (cum laude) degree in English awarded by Sewanee: The University of the South.

Robert Ivy’s work history includes years of experience as an executive, writer, editor and critic. In addition to the role as a critic for many national publications, Robert Ivy was principal at Dean & Ivy and Dean/Dale. Mr. Ivy accepted the role of Editor in Chief at the Architectural Record. Under the tutelage of senior editor Robert Ivy at Architectural Record, they earned many publishing honors in its niche industry.

 

Stream Energy Shows That Stream Cares

In 2005 Stream Energy was founded in Dallas, Texas. Stream Energy specializes in various home services such as home protection, energy, Virtual MD, Smart 30 Thermostat Plan and other wireless services. They have the distinction of being named one of Texas’ Top 10 Most Trusted Retail Electric Providers. Stream Energy also offers services in New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C. Stream Energy services are sold through direct sales, and they have over 250,000 associates.

Recently Patch did an article about Stream Energy’s efforts to give back to the community. While Stream Energy has always been active in their community, they started Stream Cares to formalize their philanthropic activities. While their activities are concentrated in Texas, Stream Cares seeks opportunities to help around the country.

Recently, they did a massive amount to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Patch article talks about Stream Care being an amazing example of what companies can do in the wake of natural disasters. Stream Cares have more than just money to help Hurricane Harvey victims. They donated to the $15,000 to the Red Cross, and many associates gave of their time to help.

Stream Cares has a passion to help the homeless. They have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help people get homes. They also have partnered with the Hope Supply Co., which is also based in Dallas, Texas. During the annual Splash for Hope, Stream Cares paid for the meal costs and entrance fees for over 1,000 homeless children in the North Texas area. This event is special because it allows homeless children and say at a waterpark, oftentimes for the first time. They get a day to just be a kid. Hope Supply Co. also provides clothing, diapers, school supplies and more to help homeless children. Stream Cares has been working with Hope Supply Co. for over four years, and they plan to continue to partner with them for many years to come.

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A Discussion with Jed McCaleb, CTO of Stellar

Jed McCaleb has been a pioneer of the internet age, beginning at the dawn of consumer internet services, starting eDonkey and Overnet, two peer to peer file sharing services. He also created Mt. Gox, a video game trading platform and bitcoin exchange network. Now, as the CTO of Stellar, Jed McCaleb brings financial services to less fortunate parts of the world. He provides the digital infrastructure needed to complete international transactions. Stellar was founded in 2014.

Jed McCaleb was recently interviewed about his business activities with Stellar. The interviewer opened the conversation by asking where the idea of Stellar came from.

“My evolving interest in Bitcoin eventually lead me to the idea for Stellar,” Jed said. Jed McCaleb first discovered the world of bitcoin upon stumbling across an article about it on an tech news website. Jed then conducted his own research, stuffing his head with information, learning all about bitcoin. “Stellar was inspired by bitcoin’s potential, but we are focused on using our open source financial network to connect siloed financial institutions.” Jed is using block chain technology to truly make the world a better place.

As the interview went on, the topic moved to artificial intelligence after the interviewer asked about exciting, recent trends. “Artificial intelligence is both super exciting and terrifying,” Jed explained. Jed McCaleb has donated money to artificial intelligence research by way of the MIRI (Machine Intelligence Research Institute.)

Jed McCaleb owes his success to always planning out sound strategies and plans. His experience in other tech industries such as file sharing and video games also involved decentralized processes. You can imagine his excitement when he learned that bitcoin used a decentralized system to keep track of millions of transactions.

“I’ve purely focused on building great products,” McCaleb boasted. He says that the internet has made things much easier. The days are gone where a person must settle for less than excellent services. “The key is to make a great product that actually fills a need,” he claimed.

Things You Didn’t Know About Alex Paul

You may be familiar with the name Chainsmokers. Songs like “Closer” and “Something Just Like This” probably reached your ears over the course of the last years. A name that you may recognize if you’re a big Chainsmokers fan is Alex Pall.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart make up the DJ duo who recently started to share their voices with fans. While most of their music was largely made up of their technical talent in producing music, they used to depend on the vocals of other artists. Now they’re showing that they had it within them all along.

Alex Pall started out while working at an art gallery. It was during this time that he realized his passion truly lay in the realm of music, and more specifically, music that makes you want to move. He then met Taggart and that’s when all the Chainsmokers magic began.

Taggart himself had always had a passion for DJ’ing and music and was trying to find the right fit. When he was referred to Alex, he took the opportunity and the two haven’t stopped making music together yet.

The pair clicked on their shared desire to make something out of themselves in the music industry, as well as having always been passionate about music as children. The fact that they also had a keen understanding of what works in this type of music and what doesn’t, helped to give them an edge and they realized that they could make it.

They didn’t just want to get by. Alex and Andrew wanted to stand out from the rest. This may be a big reason for their success; they don’t stop until they are sure that something feels right. The brains behind the Chainsmokers are continuously looking for ways to try new things, in order to stay ahead.

They aren’t afraid to adapt, to change, to reach a broader type of audience. One can say that their music has evolved over the years, and it’s certainly true, but their talent and skill for creating hits remains the same.

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The Oxford Club Members Access Luxury Gatherings Worldwide

The Oxford Club is a conglomerate of wealthy investors that are brought together under this membership organization and provide access to luxury gatherings at exclusive luxury travel destinations around the world. The Oxford Club consists of over 100,000 members from various backgrounds that are brought together in membership at one of the most prestigious investment organizations. The Oxford Club was established in 1989 by Bill Bonner and quickly became one of the more respected and powerful investment publication distributors in the investment arena.

 

The Oxford Club provides his members with valuable insight and perspective on trending investment opportunities that can generate large returns on investment and increase their wealthy members’ portfolios. The Oxford Club provides opportunities for wealthy investors to network and share data from a global perspective from its members that are located in over 131 different countries around the world. The Oxford Club provides informative resources from its talented investment professionals that specialize in investment asset categories such as real estate, currencies, private equity, cryptocurrencies, bonds, dividends, stocks, and various other investment vehicles that generate both short and long-term returns on investment. The Oxford Club has Julia Guth as it Chief Executive Officer and she provides leadership and guidance for the organization’s professional and knowledgeable investment staff that consists of some of the most skillful researchers, editors, publishers, sales, marketing, organization, and customer service professionals. The Oxford Club provides daily, weekly, and monthly publications that are some of the most respected information resources in the world and provides its members with a high level of an intellectual analysis and critical evaluation of various assets that are trending and providing lucrative profits and returns on investment.

 

The Oxford Club members generally live lifestyles that are lavish and elite and are envied by the average person. They generally vacation at some of the most beautiful and exquisite locations in the world. In fact, when they gather worldwide to network, they are staying at some of the most prestigious travel destinations in the world and they are very exclusive and guarded when the Oxford Club members choose to congregate at these locations.

Jeremy Goldstein Knows the Right Compensation Method

Jeremy Goldstein is a top business attorney in New York. He established his own law firm after working at a similar law firm for a number of years. After founding his own firm, Jeremy Goldstein started advising New York’s biggest corporations, CEOs, compensation committees, and management teams.

Lately, most of his clients come to him wanting to talk about employee benefits. Jeremy Goldstein specializes in executive compensation and knows a lot about employee benefits as well. He’s more than happy to talk about his ideas, which all involved incorporating stock options back into the corporate world.

In recent years, a lot of companies have stopped providing stock options for whatever reasons. They say those reasons have nothing to do with money, but time is money in business. The biggest problem companies have with stock options is that they take too much time to work out for everyone.

By the end, stock options may cost more than they’re worth, and not in a good way. It’s a lot easier to eliminate stock options and offer another form of compensation. Currently, equities and higher salaries seem to be the new go-to compensation method. That is something that concerns Jeremy Goldstein.

Jeremy Goldstein doesn’t have a problem with companies picking their own compensation method. He has a problem with so many companies abandoning stock options in favor of other benefits because they’re scared to take a risk. Stock options are risky, but they’re also the most beneficial to everyone.

Stock options make employees personally invested in the company’s success. When the company success; the stock value goes up. This means employees can watch their stocks grow in the value the harder they work. That might make most of them work harder to keep current customers happy and go the extra mile to attract new customers.

If a company is thinking about using stock options as a benefit, it’s important that they choose the right strategy. There’s more than one type of stock option and it’s best that companies talk about which stock option to go with before making any decisions.

Jeremy Goldstein recommends that certain, not all corporations look into a “knockout” stock option. Knockout options come with all the benefits of their counterpart but none of the downsides. Learn more: https://www.quora.com/profile/Jeremy-Goldstein-20

 

Accomplished Legal Expert Bruno Fagali

Bruno Fagali Career History & Background

When it comes to the most difficult and exacting work fields in the world, the legal or law profession is certainly at the top of that list. When compared to other professions, there is simply no other field that requires the amount of time and commitment as does the law profession. Worth mentioning, there are many law professionals who manage to make a name for themselves in such a demanding field. With this being the case, there are not too many law professionals who have managed to make an impact as great as Brazilian attorney Bruno Fagali. As a trusted professional in his field of expertise, Bruno Fagali has built a career resume for himself that not too many of his peers can compare with. This may come as no surprise considering how committed Bruno Fagali has been over the course of his career. In fact, Bruno Fagali has been so committed to excellence that he would be the first to say that he has sacrificed more than many in his profession.

In addition, with the amount of hard work and dedication Bruno has to his credit, there is no denying that he will continue to succeed for many years to come. In reality, this is one of the many reasons why Bruno Fagali is as respected and beloved as he is by his fellow lawyers and attorneys. Not to mention the countless relationships and business connections he has made over the years, and it is easy to see how he has managed to achieve so much in his career. Put simply, Bruno Fagali is more than deserving of the recognition he receives today. What is even more impressive is the fact that Bruno Fagali is far from done with adding to his already illustrious career. His valued efforts are still benefiting those who he has been able to help or work with professionally. There are many professionals in his field that are deemed valuable, however, perhaps no other lawyer is deemed as valuable for their contributions as Bruno Fagali. It is a reputation that Bruno has built that continues to help him prosper in such a competitive industry. All in all, there is no getting around the fact that Bruno Fagali is as accomplished as it gets in his area of work. There is no denying that he will be around for many years to come.

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Rocketship Education Embraces MAP Testing in TN

Rocketship Education is a chain of charter schools that started in the California bay area. Over the years Rocketship has experienced exponential growth and expanded to over a dozen schools in California and even reached across the nation. Rocketship Education Charter Schools are now located in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Washington D.C. and Nashville Tennessee.

Rocketship Education believes in placing their charter schools in neighborhoods where the public school system is overcrowded and under resourced with poverty and low income families. Often the children in the schools of these neighborhoods do not receive the academic education that they would be receiving if they lived in a different zip code.

There are several pedestals that Rocketship Education embraces within their charter schools. One pedestal of learning is that each child learns at a different level. This is embraced and learning plans are put in place for each academic to learn at a pace that is best suited for them. The second pedestal is embracing each person’s unique traits. Rocketship believes in using each professional and student talent and maximizing their potential. This mentality helps both the staff and the students grow together to achieve a productive and well balanced school year. The third pillar that Rocketship Education utilizes is parent involvement. Parents should be actively involved in their children’s academic life and welcomed into the classroom and learning experience. The more informed and involved a parent or care giver is, the more inclined to success a student will be.

In the Nashville area students were recently given the TNready tests. These test scores tell educators if students are at grade level and ready to advance to the next grade. Rocketship Education embraces the MAP testing scores. These are given throughout the year and help teachers pinpoint areas of improvement within students. MAP tests will alert teachers to academic setbacks and achievements. Knowing how a student is doing half way through a school year allows for a teacher to implement changes in their educational training and help them reach year end success. Rocketship has been utilizing MAP tests for years and experiences large success rates from these tests.