Alex Pall on Closer, Fans, and Halsey

In an interview with Mathias Rosenzweig, DJs Alex Pall and Andrew Taggert of the band Chainsmokers give some perspective on the direction of the band.

Chainsmokers is constantly looking for ways to bring something new to the fans around the world. Pall credits the singing element incorporated in “Closer” with forcing the band to up the level of their stage performances. The duo are planning festivals as things continue to move forward and have already sold out their first one’s tickets several months in advance.

Already the band performs their songs live, however, they are still pushing the boundaries of their performances any way they can. Pall states that the worst thing that an artist can do is become complacent. He feels that constant progress, change, and creativity are the keys to staying at the top of the game.

Working with Halsey on the song “Closer” was an incredible experience, says Pall. He listed her as the top artist he wanted to work with. He feels that Halsey is unapologetically unique and those are the kinds of artists Chainsmokers want to work with. He also said that working with Halsey, along with having Taggert’s vocals on the song, is taking a big step in a good direction both in terms of the band’s identity and in the overall way the band is handling their music.

Instagram is receiving the credit for helping Pall to understand and connect with the growing audience of the band. Receiving messages from his fans worldwide detailing how different members of their families are affected emotionally by their music really drives him to continue honing his craft. For Pall, nothing is more important than the way music makes you feel.

Even with pressure from both fans and their label to pump out new material, Pall and Taggert want to wait until they have a solid, cohesive, album before they release something new. With their hands deep in the process of the songwriting as well as in producing, Chainsmokers is looking to have their next album be one that is both unified and heartfelt.

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The Most Guaranteed Way to Grow and Protect Your Wealth is the Oxford Club

Many upcoming investors are faced with a dilemma on who to trust their money with who will ensure there is some tremendous growth over time and consequently safeguard their investment returns. The good news is you don’t have to make a wrong choice of your investment partner anymore. You got the Oxford Club by your side to guide you through every single step you take towards growing and protecting your wealth. Who is this Oxford Club?

Well, in simple terms, we can say it is a global network of reliable and knowledgeable investors and entrepreneurs who have a mission of helping you grow your wealth. They basically use approved strategies and principles to overcome the market trends and forces and ensure they have higher returns than other competitive market assets. Oxford Club basically deals with bonds, currencies, funds, real estate, equities, and even precious commodities.

The Club started as a minor networking organization where The Agora Companies were the some of the founders. Their mission was to share business opportunities as investors through their research and interactions. The club later officially began in 1989 as a Passport Club and in 1991 it became Oxford Club.

Oxford Club is made up of expert strategists in assets, stocks, bonds, cryptos, and equities. The executive team in the Club is involved in publishing, research, sales, customer services, marketing, editorial works and in various operations of the Club. The CEO of the Club is Julia Guth who coordinates the activities within the Club.

When you want to join Oxford Club, you will be introduced to 3 membership levels namely: Premier for those who have subscribed for publications, Director’s Circle for investors who are fully committed and the Chairman’s Circle which enables you to access publications in the lifetime and other features in the website of the Club.

Oxford Club shares its timely investment opportunities and ideas through its publications and newsletters like The Oxford Communique, the Oxford Income Letter, and Oxford Resource Explorer. Besides, you can be educated on their Investment U website.

Some benefits of joining Oxford Club include access to resourceful newsletters, strategies, clubhouse, financial advisors, and global outposts, there are networking and you have investment philosophies. The Oxford Club is on Twitter. Check them out!

Betsy Devos – on topic article

Betsy DeVos, the newest U.S. Education Secretary, is a very compassionate philanthropist, experienced in the political arena, and whose firm ideals and plans for education reform in America’s school system have made her a polarizing figure in Washington. Recently, Richard Perez-Pena highlighted Ms. DeVos’ fighting spirit in a piece in the New York Times (“Betsy DeVos is Publicly Polite, but a Political Fighter” – Feb. 23, 2017).

 

Early in her appointment, Ms. DeVos differed in opinion with President Trump on a few initiatives, one of which related to transgender issues in schools. Though she supported the current rulings relating to this case, President Trump moved to rescind the ruling. She remained true to the party and lent support to the president’s decision.

 

Ms. DeVos, a former Michigan Republican Party chairwoman, is a leading advocate of school vouchers and charter schools. In Michigan, her reputation over the years as a most generous philanthropist is very well known. Now in the national spotlight, her reputation as a real fighter in the political arena is becoming widely recognized on a national level.

 

Ms. DeVos, with no inside government experience, came into her position with mostly vacant posts in the upper ranks of the department. She is basically starting off from scratch, able to bring staffers in she is most comfortable with.

 

Earlier in her life, Ms. DeVos worked at times at the auto parts company that her wealthy West Michigan businessman father Edgar Prince owned. Most noteworthy and well known publicly in her family is her husband Dick DeVos, a billionaire businessman (he was a former owner of the NBA’s Orlando Magic) and government aspirant, unsuccessfully running for Michigan governor in 2006.

 

Opponents of Ms. DeVos claim that she doesn’t have the knowledge or experience dealing with public schools and colleges, as she and Mr. DeVos only had private educations, as did their children. As a strong supporter of charter schools, for decades she has directed tax money away from public schools, sending it to bolster charter school growth. She firmly believes that parents should fully have the right whether or not to send their children to charter schools, much to the chagrin of public school supporters.

 

What with the Detroit public school system continuing to deteriorate, Ms. DeVos bid for shutting down the public school system altogether. Ms. DeVos, who barely won the nomination for her post, had a tough time in Washington at first. She has, since then, settled in well.

 

Her family is still very active in philanthropy, mainly through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. Over their lifetimes, the DeVos’ have made charitable contributions of over $139 million, so their passion for helping others is seemingly limitless in passion and enthusiasm, with most significant financial contributions there to further advance their most selfless causes.

 

For updates, follow Betsy DeVos  on twitter.

Jed McCaleb is Transforming Stellar into a Global Enterprise

Jed McCaleb may be the CTO and co-founder of Stellar, but he didn’t begin his career in such a high position. During the turn of the century, McCaleb was involved in the file sharing industry. At eDonkey, McCaleb worked on a protocol that enabled users to download files from one another instead of a centralized network. He also used this technology in a second company, Overnet. Prior to Stellar, Mt. Gox was McCaleb’s most renowned organization. Mt. Gox was originally a trading platform for gamers but soon became a global exchange network for bitcoin.

McCaleb was first exposed to bitcoin in 2010 via a article on online tech news site Slashdot. The article linked to a bitcoin discussion forum. McCaleb educated himself on the ins and outs of cryptocurency by browsing this forum. Shortly after discovering bitcoin, McCaleb transformed his company, Mt. Gox, into a bitcoin exchange platform. After transforming the company, McCaleb sold it to Mark Karpeles, who shut the business down a few years later.

Jed McCaleb no longer had a need of Mt. Gox, he had moved on to better things. Jed realized that bitcoin, although it was a great idea, had many flaws. The public ledger system was great, a currency not controlled by government was great, but Jed McCaleb found room for improvement.

With Stellar’s protocol, customers are able to make seamless transactions across national borders. Stellar eliminates the mining process and simply issues coins to people who purchase them. This business model has become increasingly popular in the cryptocurrency world. “I always thought Bitcoin was an amazing idea, but one of the things that bother me about it was this mining process,” said McCaleb.

Stellar works with banking institutions to create faster, more secure payment methods. Stellar primarily works with organizations in underdeveloped countries in Europe and Asia, but they also have a partnership with IBM. McCaleb recently teased their biggest partnership to date. Although McCaleb refused to give away the name of their new partner, he did say that it would put Stellar in a position to become a global network.

Jeremy Goldstein Discusses the Benefits of Knockout Options

There’s a huge corporate discussion about what type of employee benefit to offer if any. Some companies don’t offer benefits, just high salaries or wages. Others used to offer stock options as a benefit, but recently stopped and started offering other types of compensation methods.

Corporations have stopped offering stock options in favor of benefits like equities or more personalized insurance coverage. While everyone company is entitled to make whatever decision they think is best, experts like Jeremy Goldstein want them to choose wisely and make good long-term decisions rather than picking something because it’s easier.

When it comes to stock options, it’s important to pick the right type of options. That’s right; not all stock options are the same. Of the many stock option types to choose from, Jeremy Goldstein recommends “knockout” options. Knockout options basically come with all the reward with very little risks.

The biggest advantage of knockout options is automatically being lost if the stock value drops past a specific amount. As long as the value stays about that amount, the option can be exercised. If it drops and stays low, then the company can cancel the option with no trouble.

Being available to a certain point is pivotal to knockout options. It prevents people from making rash decisions just because the value drops for a few hours and a day or two. The value has to stay below the specified amount for at least a week before anyone can officially cancel the option.

Most importantly, knockout options protect non-employee investors from overhang treats. It’s a specific option that protects everyone from major disasters caused by accidents or misunderstandings. While knockout options sound perfect, it’s still recommended that every corporation talks with its accountant to make the best decision.

Jeremy Goldstein is a business law genius who offers some of his advice freely through writing and speaking. He’s spent a lot of time teaching new enterprises the ins and outs of employee benefits before they become major company problems. By speaking at conferences and conventions, Jeremy Goldstein is preventing the next generation from making an unnecessary mistake.

This is something he learned to do while working at a law firm similar to the one he established. At his firm, all of their clients get the best advice on matters of executive compensation, corporate governance, transformative corporate events, and sensitive situation. Learn more: http://jlgassociates.com/